House Built-in #5: Another Quick Update

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Blog entry by Jimi_C posted 12-24-2009 04:26 PM 1077 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick update: I built one drawer box and one drawer front so far, unfortunately I ran out of milled stock to do the second, so I’ll have to mill some more (hopefully this weekend) to finish up the second cabinet. This was the first drawer box I’ve done, so I was very happy that it came out just about perfect in width so that the slides attached properly. I goofed the first time mounting it, forgetting that the slide had to be flush with the front of the box, so the drawer box was about 1/16” proud of the front… meaning the drawer front would not sit flush with the cabinet face frame. That was pretty easy to fix though, I just flipped the drawer box around and remounted the slides :)

Here’s a link to a picture of the near-finished first cabinet. I didn’t feel like scaling it down so it’s a direct link. It’s laying on its back on my assembly table because I haven’t attached the door or the drawer front yet, but I wanted to get an idea of how it would look. I used a round-over bit on both the door and the drawer front, which was another first for me. This was the second door I made, for which I did not pre-prime the raised panel (made of MDF).

I’m looking to get a drill press here in the near future as well, so I’m kind of holding off on drilling the holes for the cup hinges till I get that. I’d also like to finish painting the door and cabinets separately before installing the hardware.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 06:40 PM


Nice job on that cabinet. Now take some more pics of the sides, box and drawer open, etc. so we can STEAL your ideas and build them for ourselves.. Merry Christmas


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#2 posted 12-26-2009 09:13 AM

Hah, there ain’t much to steal :D It’s a very straight-forward cabinet design. The only thing I think I’ve done really neat with this project are the doors, which are my first raised panel doors. Also, the technique to make them was pretty unique to me – I created them on the tablesaw rather than a router (my router lacks variable speed controls, so I can’t use large-diameter bits). Rather than cut the panels as bevels, I used the tablesaw to cut the cove profile. Also they were my first attempt at really joinery… I cut tenons in the rails for the grooves.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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