1) I cut my rabbets a bit too small, so I sanded the the boards; way too
much. When went to assemble the cabinet, it fell apart and glue went
everywhere. I cleaned it up the best I could and tried again. This time I
did a little better. But, the stain looked lousy. I sanded like crazy, and
re stained. Not too bad. Got every thing except a bit in the corners. I
tried with a profile sander, but couldn't get enough off to help.
Supposedly you you can put a tinted varnish on to hid it. Var golden oak
stain and polyurethane on red oak. It is really not too bad unless some
one shines a flashlight into the corners, but it bothers me. How do i go
My wife can't see the problem, but it bugs me.
2) Bigger problem is that the box is not square and leans a 1/2" over 30".
I figure that means the corners are 89degrees rather than 90degrees.
Presumably I can make the panel doors fit by making all the miter cuts at
89degrees. Will that work, at least to fit the doors properly?
I also figure I can make the mistake less noticable by putting some 1/4"
felt pads under one side. That should make the the vertical lines a bit
better, but hurt the horizontal lines; hopefully neither will be off by
enough to matter. (As it is, my wife thinks it looks perfect. I did also
until I tried it tight to the wall and saw there was a 1/2" gap at the top.)
Any advice on these (other than not being is such a hurry next time) would