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Blog series by BryanatWoodstock updated 02-27-2013 10:25 PM 15 parts 33125 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: crown

11-04-2012 10:04 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 8 comments »

Clients drawing very similar to this one. Except no shelf above tv, doors on bottom of tall cabinets. He supplied 100 bd ft of 4/4 ash cut from his bush. Big item to build in my over crowded hobby shop! I’m making the cabinets from 3/4” poplar core oak veneer I got at HD. Had them slice them up to make it easier to handle in my small shop. Set up the Laguna scoring saw and cut the dadoes. Assembled the cabinets, made up face frames using pocket screws, then biscuits to hold to t...

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Part 2: crown

11-09-2012 09:45 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

Got the crown glued to one cabinet

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Part 3: 4 drawer centre unit

11-10-2012 08:50 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

now that I have the frame made, I can work on drawer supports.

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Part 4: drawer supports & bridge

11-11-2012 11:58 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

added pieces of ash to the sides and centre for drawer tracks to run on. got a start on the bridge, frame glued up .

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Part 5: crown on the bridge

11-14-2012 10:49 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

added the crown molding I made up.

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Part 6: milling parts for doors, drawers , top, etc.

11-19-2012 11:52 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

I got a few hrs in the shop this weekend, milling lumber for the top of the drawer unit , drawer fronts, etc. from the best of the Ash lumber. Milled up the door rails and stiles. I still need to select from whats left of the Ash for a couple of raised panels for the lower doors. Doesn’t take long to chew threw 100 bd ft of log run stock. Trying to select parts between knots on lower grade lumber really creates a lot of waste.

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Part 7: making raised panel doors

12-02-2012 08:58 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

Started on door making for 2 doors and a panel today. Used the new Grizzly 5 wing panel raiser, great cut!

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Part 8: Raised panel for bridge piece

12-03-2012 10:45 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

test fit of raised panel. I thought this would look better than using a sheet of 1/4” oak veneer.

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Part 9: glue up doors, top

12-07-2012 10:09 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

had an hour in the shop, glued up the large top for the drawer unit and put the 2 raised panel doors for the end cabinets together!

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Part 10: Making arched top glass doors

12-09-2012 11:44 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

I made a jig to hold the stock and follow the curve for the arch. Used info from my door calculator program (Rockler) to calculate the radius for the arch.I placed a back stop 5” from the jigs front edge, trace the curve onto the 7/8” x 5” stock and bandsaw close to the pencil line.I have my cutter sets doubled stacked on the 3/4” spindle with a rub bearing on the bottom. The toggle clamps make good handles to steer the jig past the cutters.I cope the ends using a Shop...

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Part 11: drawers & mock up drawer unit, doors

12-14-2012 08:16 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

full extension slides, spring closingDrawer fronts being screwed on so they can be removed for finishingMock up , wanted to see how it looks so far with the doors and centre drawer unit

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Part 12: Dry fit of parts

02-11-2013 11:55 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

installed hinges and knobs , shelves , to make sure everything works before I tear down and start the sanding / staining phase .

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Part 13: 1st coat of stain

02-14-2013 11:21 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 4 comments »

almost done. Second coat today, should be able to spray lacquer tomorrow! Parts laying everywhere in the shop drying.

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Part 14: almost done

02-18-2013 01:24 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 2 comments »

got the smoked glass installed in one door, held using 3/8” wood strips, I rounded over from 3/4” stock, then sawed to size.

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Part 15: last pic....

02-27-2013 10:25 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 2 comments »

last pic …. at it’s new home. Owner has been shopping for a 60” tv to put in it.

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