Carcass complete!

I finished doing the carcass of the bathroom vanity. It’s constructed out of Pre-finished plywood. That means I dont have to muck around trying to put a finish on the inside of the cabinet after its all assembled. In addition the factory applied finished is much tougher than anything I could do in the shop. The carcass is made of 3/4″ plywood ao t will handle plenty of abuse and is constructed with dado’s and screws. I used my festool TS-55 track saw to make perfectly straight cuts, however they were not as square as I would have liked. I’m not sure why that is as I squared up the track each time before the cut. It is something I will have to pay attention to in the future.

Making the sawdust

All of the wood I’ve been getting recently comes from Hearne Hardwoods, a lumberyard in south eastern PA. All of their lumber is rough sawn to about 1″ thick. This is know as 4/4 and when milled down it becomes 3/4″ thick. When the boards are sawn by the mill thy are still green from the tree and after being dried they can cup, warp or bow a bit. By removing a 1/4″ of material this allows you to end up with a perfectly flat, straight board. Downside of it is that you create an awful lot of sawdust. Since I dont have a dust collector this all ends up on the floor of my shop.

Bathroom Vanity

Starting a new project today. I’m building a bathroom vanity for the upcoming remodel of our main bathroom. I’m going to make the bathroom out of pre finished plywood, using the $300 worht of Cherry shown here to make the face frame and doors. I’m going to take a bit of a short cut and buy the drawers custom made (but not assembled) to try and save some time. I found a company, that will make up the boxes and ship them for about what it would cost me just in material.