I inherited Bartley wall cabinet kit 0070 without instructions.
Appears to be complete except for the glass, which is easily sourced.
Not having assemble such a kit, or other piece of furniture - is the finishing
or after assembly?
Understand penetration of the finish will be impeded where the glue squeezes out
penetrates the wood surface.
If anyone has the instructions for Bartley kit 0070 please advise as I would
like to get a
Thanks in advance.
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Your very first hit is the correct one.
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Thanks for the information.
I had visited the Barley site - very briefly their guide is to assemble then
Posted to the group to learn what procedures work best for those that are more
in building furniture.
Any comments regarding assembling / finishing are greatly appreciated.
Since you seem to be a neophyte my first suggestion would be do as
others have said and contact Bartley and see if they can send you a copy
of the detailed (not the quick and dirty you're looking at on their
website) assembly manual.
As to glue up. Use the minimum amount and apply carefully. Pretend
that you're paying $35/oz for it and you'll do fine.
Glueing/finishing is a double-edge sword. Finish where you need glue is
a problem as anything between the wood and the glue weakens the joint.
Similarly, glue between the wood and the finish screws up the finish.
If you get a bit of glue squeeze out there are two schools of thought:
1) wipe off the excess with a damp cloth immediately, or
2) let it dry without disturbing it and then take a very sharp chisel
or marking knife and take it off.
In both cases, I would then sand lightly to remove any trace of the glue.
Apropos of absolutely nothing, a friend of mine, a lawyer is a wood
butcher as well. Does nice work from what I've seen. His job while
attending law school part-time was a pattern maker for Bartley. He
would disassemble classic pieces and create the patterns for the Bartley
Last question, Doug. What the hell is their 0070 kit?
Thanks for the good advice.
While I have finished single pieces with good results, have never had to
glue and finish.
The 0070 kit is a wall cabinet - 24" x 18' x 6"; three shelves and a glass door.
The kit I
have is mahogany.
While I am no pro at this - do want the end result to be presentable i.e., no
finish due to glue contamination.
Thanks again for your comments.
Anyone check Bartley's prices for their _finished_ pieces while there?
Bit surprised to see they're ballpark (slightly less) to what I've been
pricing for more straight forward pieces. IOW, good to see they're not
giving it away.
... hmmm, must be time to adjust upward again. :)
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