With the shelves done, I need to make and install the mosaic panel before the top shelf can be installed above it. The panel will be on french cleats and will be locked into place by the top shelf.
Since I am working with a large number of 23” X 41” panels, I am having to assemble the 58” X 64” mosaic backer panel using several smaller parts. This will all be hidden by the mosaic veneers on the face, so it only needs to be flat and strong. I managed to re-use all the offal from cutting the doors.
I chose to use 5/16” dowells to ease the assembly of the panel. I did it in three rows, which I assembled first, then glued the rows together.
Here, you can see the last row in the clamps.
While the glue dries I can get busy with the doors. I previously sized them, cut the centers out on the table saw and edgebanded the outside.
I need to add edging to the inside edges that will receive an inset fabric panel.
I’ve found that the gel formula contact adhesive works really well with these small foam rollers you can get at the HD store. By ganging the doors together, I can roll adhesive on all the edges at once.
Maple thintape veneer comes in large rolls and I have plenty leftover from previous jobs.
The doors are now edged, trimmed and sanded – nearly ready for finish. I’ll probably drill for hinges and prefit them on the cabinets before final finishing. I purchased the fabric last night on the way home.
The last row is just sitting next to the rest of the panel. It will have to wait for later to get attached.
The mosaic pattern is still TBD… at least for a couple more days.
More progress on the doors!
Marking and drill for Blum CLIP hinges.
A 35mm forstner bitin the drill press drills the main cup hole.
A 5/16” drill bit drills the dowell/alignment holes.
Honey Maple smooth coat finish.
Fabric panel inserts are next!
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