Ken Saumure of Calgary, AB just finished another project. A TV stand that he designed and built with materials and hardware from the Windsor Plywood Airdrie location. It’s just 3/4″ Birch plywood and milled Pine but it turned out really well. It was his first time applying a finish (Benjamin Moore water based latex paint) with his new HVLP spray gun. He had this to share:
I design everything on Sketchup (Google/Trimble). It’s free and easy. Once I had a design we liked, I made a cut sheet and went to the Windsor Plywood Airdrie location to buy all the wood. I decided on the inexpensive 1/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″ Birch plywood and some Pine (1×12″x12′) stock because I knew I would be painting it. Using Sketchup, I Jenga’d everything onto a single sheet of plywood and started assembly. All the Pine and 1/2″ plywood for the drawer boxes was milled on my table saw/router workstation that I had just finished (material also from Windsor Plywood, Airdrie).
Once the carcass was completed, I trimmed up all the faces with 3/4″ Pine. The drawer slides and knobs are all from Windsor Plywood as well since they were of much better quality and less expensive than HD.
It was primed and finished with Benjamin Moore OC-30 Gray Mist Satin latex thinned 4:1 and sprayed with an automotive HVLP spray gun.
Took about 60 hours of work to complete, less than $200 in material and I’m really happy with it. I was really pleased to find a good quality wood supply shop nearby. I’ll be returning when I need more material for the next project. I have canoe plans so that might be next.
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