The preparation of the area for the laundry is nearing completion and I think I will be moving out to the shop this weekend to actually start work on the cabinets and cutting wood. I have been spending a lot of time rehearsing, but it is Christmas and that is a very busy time for church musicians. This year I am singing in two cantatas and Mrs Ham is playing in one. The last Christmas concert is this coming Sunday and then I will be free to really focus on the cabinets. I am also working at “The Great Shop Cleanup”, which I suspect many of you also are involved in from time to time. I was going to post before and after pictures, but decided I would wait until it was cleaned up a little before I took the before pictures.
I have a design question that I would solicit advise on. I am building the cabinets primarily from 1/2’ birch plywood with 3/4 maple face frame and back framing. I will have a 1/4” dust panel on the bottom of the cabinets so the cabinet presents a smooth surface to TLOML’s fingers. I am debating the wisdom of using the 1/4” on the back in place of the 1/2 ”. The structural aspect of the back will be provided by a 3/4” maple rail and stile structure.
I solicit the collective wisdom of the lumberjocks. 1/2” or 1/4” for the back panel?
-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.