Measure twice

I can’t count the number of times I heard my dad say that, when I was growing up.  Measure twice, cut once (and make sure you make the cut with your tongue tucked into the corner of your mouth just so).  Ah well, that was then.  Fast forward to now.

The stereo cabinet was progressing splendidly.  We reinforced the drawers, added wood putty where needed, sanded, and covered the knots and wood putty with shellac.  I painted the top interior shelf as it would be nigh on impossible to reach once installed.  We measured several times, and cut the beadboard for the new doors, using another dad trick, putting masking tape on the board to minimize tear out from the saw blade (time to get ours sharpened).

Then, as we were planning how to put the doors together, we realized the the CD player was too big.  What?  How did that happen?  We measured the amp, the switch box, the iHome, the width and height of the CD player –but not the depth.  ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!

So there it sits in the barn, while we figure out what to do with it.  Anyone need a nice re-made cabinet?

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4 Responses to “Measure twice”

  1. jeannie Says:

    Sounds a little weird but here it goes.
    Take the shelf you were going to put the player on and extend it from the back of the case, you need to cut out the area in the back of the cabinet, cut a deeper board to fit the depth then on the back side box it in it the depth of the legnthened board. kind of like shadow boxing and you can propably do it with scrap bead board on the top and three sides of the extending box. It can be done because I’ve done it. The Item just doesn’t sit flat against the wall, so you only want to come out just an inch or two over what you really need for depth. Think about it and let me know what you think. Or just give me a call and I can e-mail a Diagram. Love you!
    P.S. Ilove the fact that Mom & Dad made us use the inventer in us as kids!

  2. SugarCampNY Says:

    Jeannie`s solution will work. It`s what I had in mind also. More work but you can do it. Take a break from it for awhile though.

  3. Callie Says:

    Or…. you could just cut out the back so the player can extend out enough so you can shut the doors. Been there, done that. Love the color on the shelf.

  4. Hadas Says:

    why do you need a cd player, can’t you just put all your music onto the ipod and then listen from the ihome? the cabinet looks too nice to stay out….

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