I put together a shaker door build video for the Bathroom Closet Shaker Doors I built recently. This is my first attempt at filming one of my projects. Let me know what you think. If you’d like to see more of these videos, let me know. They’re not my strong suit, yet, but I had fun documenting the process.
In the video, you can see a bit of how my shop is laid out. For the cuts, I switch between using the ShopSmith 10ER and my Craftsman radial arm saw, I think it has a 9-inch blade on it. I probably over measured somethings and was extra careful while making my lines, but I’m still getting the hang of all this. My Black and Decker Workmate also comes in handy during much of the build. I don’t have a proper workbench yet, so the Workmate is a stand-in until I can build a workbench.
The glue up of the door is the most satisfying part of the video if you ask me. Something about seeing all the work come together into the finished product just puts a smile on my face.
What I didn’t put in the video was the priming, painting, sanding, adding the hinges and handle, and the installation. Those parts of the project took a lot of time and were spread out over a week because paint takes a while to dry. Also, painting is fairly boring to watch, in my opinion, unless someone has a really cool technique or is doing something more detailed than just painting the piece white. One important thing I learned while priming was that I do not like oil-based paints. I accidentally bought an oil-based primer because I think it said it was good for the conditions the door would be in, but since I had never worked with oil-based paint before I didn’t think much of it. As it turns out, oil-based paint both stinks a lot and is a pain to clean out of the brush, even when I used low odor mineral spirits. Build and learn, I guess.
So, if you like this shaker door build video and would like to see more videos like this please let me know with a comment below. Also, I’d appreciate it if you could give my video a thumbs up if you think it’s worthy.