|An insert of Corian solid surface gives the U-shape office desk a generously sized work surface.|
Equipment used to create the room included a 6-inch Powermatic jointer, a 1/2-inch P100F Hitachi planer and Panasonic 12V EY6407 drill drivers. Rymar used a 10-inch Delta Unisaw with Biesemeyer T-square saw fence for rips and most crosscuts and miters; a Hitachi 15-in. miter saw was used for miters too large to cut on the table saw. Sanding was performed by hand or with a Dynabrade 5-inch, 10,000-rpm Dynorbital sander with 3M discs. The stain was chosen by the client and custom-mixed using material from Chemcraft International. Sadolin 431-9120 precatalyzed lacquer was applied with a Wagner HVLP turbine and spray gun used with a Binks 212-gallon pressure pot.
The company fabricated exposed surfaces of the job's cabinetry, desk, wall panels and doors with solid American black cherry and cherry veneers on MDF core, while the floor was built in solid oak and poplar and maple plywood was used for support. Drawers also were constructed of poplar with maple plywood bottoms and dovetailed with a Porter-Cable Omnijig RK-5116. Cabinet doors were manufactured by Conestoga Wood Specialties. Face frames were doweled or biscuit joined, and cabinet carcasses were glued and stapled together. The work was designed to minimize the appearance of fasteners.
"Emphasis was placed on blind screwing components wherever possible and on designing the assembly such that fasteners could be concealed by the next step," Brummel says. "When it was necessary for face nailing any trim or components, small case-hardened nails were driven into predrilled holes or a Senco LSII trim nailer was used. In each instance, care was taken to place these fasteners randomly and in parts of the grain that would help obscure their presence when filled."
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