I am slacking on getting this posted. Things have been busy, but with it snowing outside -in May- I figure its a good excuse to stay inside with my hot cocoa, a blanket, and my computer. So here is where I am at as of right now. It doesnt look like much yet, but starting is the first step.
Last week we went to Lowes and got a stack of wood and shoved it all into our little scion. We had it cut down some, but needless to say, this was a cramped ride home. I had to drive, because for once my under 5 foot stature was a plus, but it was cramped even for me. We safely, and slowly, made it home.
My process is currently to start with the main cabinet and build things out from there. This is partly so I can make adjustments to make sure everything fits together in the end. So I got the 2 sides, 3 shelves, and toe kick cut. I drilled pocket holes with my Kreg jig for all the shelves. The jig just attaches to a clamp it came with, so was super handy and quick!
With John's help I got it all screwed together.
I sanded off a few rough spots where I had drilled. It seemed so much bigger than it did on paper. Given, its only 6 foot tall, and I am very short, so maybe that's just my relative point-of-view.
I put my dado blade set to work making grooves for the upper shelves. I also got to use my new circular saw and Kreg rip cut to cut the upper shelves. I was feeling pretty good about my accomplishments about this time, seeing them all line up perfectly like that.
I was going to get all this put into place before I was done, but was forced to stop Sunday when the battery on the drill ran out. But I do have everything ready to go in for the upper shelves in the main cabinet, just need pocket holes and some screws in place. I am hoping to get back out soon to keep up my momentum on it.