In the last entry, I explained that in an inset face frame application, you can utilize the appropriate arm crank, plate height, and blockout boards to make the Blum hinge operate like it’s in frameless cabinetry – its optimal configuration. Of...
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A fantastic upgrade to kitchen cabinets is the newer soft close Euro hardware for doors and drawers. When I decided to build the kitchen for my new home (another story for another day), I knew I wanted this feature and went with the most popular ...
I made my drawers after assembly for a better fit. I chose the more time consuming route and built flush-inset drawers with integral faces. 3/4” cherry fronts, 1/2” red oak sides, and 1/4” plywood bottoms. The final look is worth some added fuss. ...
The panels on this nightstand are only 1/4” thick, so I re-sawed them to save wood and bookmatch the grain. Edge gluing this thin is tricky, but doable with a few cauls. I don’t think I’ll do 1/4” panels in the future. ...
Sorry for the delay, life got in the way for awhile… The next step was to make all of the rails. First, there are three “top” rails for the sides and rear. They have haunched tenons to fit the vertical leg mortises. They al...