Small Cabinet #10: Got the raised panels done today.

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 03-07-2009 02:56 AM 1254 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Hey, hey, hey --- look what I did boys and girls!!!! Part 10 of Small Cabinet series Part 11: Started the finish on the last parts. (minus the top) »

I took a vacation day from work today and spent a glorious day in the shop with a side trip to the lumber yard. Got quite a lot done on the cabinets. Took the door panels out of the clamps, cleaned them up, got them sized to fit and then routed them. They are not perfect, but I think I did OK.


This next shot is a little closer up – you can see I don’t have the parts quite lined up for the shot – but they do fit and are flat to boot!


I also did some work on the feet today. I still have to clean them up and do the routing around the top (and on the doors, drawer front and top) – but I think I’m done for the day.


Once I get all the parts cleaned up I’ll put on the finish then install everything. I do plan to finish the door panels before I glue up the doors.

That’s it for now. I’m certainly making some progress. Thanks for all the help along the way.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 03:11 AM

Betsy, this looks pretty good. You should be proud of yourself. The raised panels give the cabinet a nice look.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 07:40 AM


This is looking really great! What are you using in the grooves to keep the raised panels from rattling? I’ve been finishing mine before gluing them up too so I don’t show a nasty unfinished area around them when we put them in our “kiln.” (... actually it’s just our house, heated with wood to about 100 degrees so everything dries out more during the winter and shrinks.)

I can’t wait to see this finished. You’re really making good progress.

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 10:41 AM

Betsy, very niiiicceeeee !
I’ll have to ask for more details as soon as I have my shop/tools organised. Will be doing some doors, so always interested in picking up a few experiences as I’m a beginner.

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#4 posted 03-07-2009 07:04 PM


Looking Good!!!!!!

I really like the foot detail.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-07-2009 08:52 PM

thanks to all! I really enjoy the encouragement I get from you all.

Lightweight – I’m using those little space balls – they seem to do the trick. I do plan to finish my doors before I assemble them. That’s pretty much the only way to go unless you want an ugly line showing when the panels move with the humidity.

Lew – the feet—- I cheated. I could not draw the feet that I wanted so that they looked right. Soooo I emptied out my beside table and laid it on a piece of hard board – traced around the feet – and just like that I had a template! And who says cheaters never prosper!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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