Krenov-inspired cabinet #1: The doors

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Blog entry by Al Navas posted 06-06-2008 02:04 PM 1962 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This time I show how I made the frame and panel cabinet doors, with emphasis on the simple design elements that enhance their looks. For example, it is desirable to match the grain across the rails – and always keep track of which frame piece goes where ;-) . But the focus is on the bookmatched spalted maple panels.

Clamped doors during dry fit, showing the grain continuity in the top rails:


-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#1 posted 06-06-2008 03:03 PM


This is a nice start on the series. Nice choice of woods as well. Cherry is my personal favorite to use in combination with maple.

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 10:20 PM


Thanks! You are correct – I love cherry and maple, as they make a wonderful combination!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#3 posted 06-08-2008 02:52 PM

Thanks, JM!

I would love to see the tea cabinet. Will you let us watch the build in photos or video! And maybe your initial concept, too.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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