My base is 32 inches wide, 24 inches deep. I used PureBond, so very light sanding is needed, nothing more than 220 sandpaper. To keep my paint looking neat and drip free, I choose to sand, fiill, do my Kreggie, and paint 2 coats of Kilz2, latex, waterbase paint, sanding between each coat, and then Behr Ultra Premium Ultra White 2 coats. After the piece is together, I do touch ups, and if I'm touching the piece alot, then an additional coat is needed. I do fill cracks as well where the wood joins. Below are additional pics, when I build, sometimes it helps to see the steps, hopefully if this helps one person, then it is worth to blog about it. Ana's plans are very easy to follow, she writes them like a recipe, and anyone can do these. Take your time, if you're tired or rushed, wait til you're in a better mindset. If you're stumped, leave it, do something else, the answer will come to you, or you'll find it online.
Currently, I'm building the "Sister" base, complete with fold out sewing table. These is 1 of 6 pieces that will hopefully end up looking just like builtins when complete.
|wood cut with circular saw|
|4 coats and ready to go|
all together, checking for square at each level. 2 1x4's kregged to the back for stability. Used a 1x3 to frame the bottom front
|3 coats of stain on top, 220 sanding in between. trim on and touching up the paint|
|WRONG WAY TO DO KNOBS ...FRUSTRATING BUT REDID THESE, TOOK THE DOORS OFF, PUT THE KNOBS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, if I didn't this would have bugged me to death! Hub doesn't understand this|
My hutch and base hold 1248 DVD's, my sewing machine, and blank Dvd's! Amazing. Not just beautiful..but a valued piece of storage in a very small living room. Thanks ANA as always :)
If you like this piece, please vote for it, I'm trying to win free Purebond wood> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2908641366801&set=o.170153499700250&type=1&theater now until Feb 28th, 2012. Thanks, angie