Gun Cabinet #5: Construction of the bottom cabinet doors

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Blog entry by AlexTelfordHasWood posted 06-26-2014 07:12 PM 2118 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the face frame attached, we started constructing doors. Using the same maple ply and lumber, we grooved in dados using a cabinetry router bit. This enabled us to attach the top and bottom rails to the side rails, fit in the central ply, and groove out a nice cabinet-like look to the rails. This process ran smoother than I anticipated and we were able to glue these pieces in no time. After selecting hinges and knobs I had found fit, we attached them to the bottom cabinet. I apologize for the lack of picture taking, but we were in a large rush as the end of the school year was approaching and the hopes of us getting this accomplished were diminishing fast. I should actually reflect on a point where I did have to remake the same rails three times due to them not fitting or me routing the wrong side (I’m an idiot I know, but that’s wood working). So I guess it didn’t go very smooth, but by the end assembly was fast and they looked aesthetically pleasing.

Side note: I sent multiple pictures of the face frame and cabinets to my dad after they were completed in school, hoping he would compliment them and the exchange was the same every time.

-Dad “I don’t were your going to put this thing Al”

Me “I don’t either. Looks nice though huh?”

-Dad “uh huh” (he was not happy)

-- "Nothing is over until we say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"

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