Tool Cabinet Build #14: Cabinet Doors #1

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 04-04-2015 01:45 AM 2068 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Getting Back At It... Part 14 of Tool Cabinet Build series Part 15: Saw Till and Tambours Oh My! »

Welp, today I got started on the doors for the cabinet. First though while the wife and I were at our local dollar store I grabbed a couple sheets of foam project panels to use as a layout planner for the interior spaces. This will help to show how the cabinet is divided up better I think.

The front is for an assortment of tools..

And behind the interior wall is the saw till accessed by the small tambour doors on either side of the case..

If my measuring is correct I should be able to fit 5-6 full sized saws in that till (fingers crossed).

Now back to the doors. I started this build without much in the way of cabinet building knowledge and had I known then what I know now I would have factored the doors into the main case then cut them off like a box lid. Not to be deterred by ignorance I will have to build the door frames separate and try hard to make them square to the case.

I ripped some poplar and cut the pieces to size..

Then it was on to the Moxon for some dovetails..

The plan for tomorrow is to get the tails on the other ends cut and the pins for the top and bottom pieces. The…... My first attempt at raised panels for the fronts.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 04-04-2015 02:25 AM

Awesome Eric. Makes me want to make one!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 04-04-2015 03:08 AM

It’s looking good Eric. I did my doors the same way you are doing your’s and kicked myself for the same reason should have made a box then cut the top off. I did get the doors glued up square but one of them was about an 1/8” from being flat. I did luck out and the corner that stuck out was on the bottom and I had latches on both doors to secure them so it pulls in flat when the doors are closed. I was so worried about square that I forgot to check for flat.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 01:50 PM

Looks great, Eric! I really like those sliding DT’s.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 04-04-2015 05:39 PM

I sure miss the old coffee cup.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#5 posted 04-04-2015 11:49 PM

Me too Red *sniff.. Me too..

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 12:58 AM

I’m liking it.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 12:32 PM

Definitely coming along nicely. I’m liking it also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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