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Big cabinet for the new home #4: Big stuff is done, DIY bun feet.

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Blog entry by Lalen posted 06-22-2018 10:38 AM 580 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Design change, big dado setup, rabbets and an oops. Part 4 of Big cabinet for the new home series Part 5: Working on the doors: Need opinion on reinforcements. »

All that remains is doors and drawer fronts!

Here is the current status. Sorry its a bit dark, but its a black cabinet and I still need to get some lights added to the new house. I included my 8’ ladder for scale. Total storage capacity is about 96 cubic feet.

The 3 cabinets were each 8’ high by 34” wide, 19.5” deep outside dimensions. I made the base 5.5” high and inset 3/4” to clear the baseboard then the crown molding added another couple inches in height. I secured to the wall with L brackets at the top.

I guess the only other interesting thing since last update is the bun feet. (hard to see in the pics of the finished cabinet). I priced buying them, but I could only find 3”-4” diameter and they ranged from $9-$12 each and I needed 8.

I made some using some 2×6 on hand. Ripped to rough thickness, glue up, plane to 2” thickness, cut squares, cut circles then round off on the lathe. just under 6” diameter is more fitting for this cabinet


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta



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