Big cabinet for the new home

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Blog series by Lalen updated 05-13-2018 01:55 AM 3 parts 1100 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Rough drawing - concept

04-21-2018 06:07 PM by Lalen | 5 comments »

So… moved into a new house a few months ago and my wife needs some more storage for her serving dishes, bowls, cake plates and so on. (She has a lot of things to set up for parties etc) We looked at a lot of things on line, then put together a design that will fit her storage needs, and what I think I can make. This will be my biggest build project to date. This is the rough idea. I haven’t added molding details to the drawing We will decide that as I go, but I mainly wa...

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Part 2: This thing will be heavy!

05-10-2018 03:13 AM by Lalen | 0 comments »

Well, I got started breaking down the plywood parts. 10 sheets of 3/4, this thing is really going to be heavy. Components of the big cabinet. 3 carcasess and 3 drawer boxes will be plywood. I got Lowes to do the initial breakdown. but just one cut each sheet of plywood. The only thing cut to final size was the backs. at 33” by 96” I didnt want to trim them if I didnt have to. so I hoped they would give me a nice square cut.. They came out fine though a little rough. ...

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Part 3: Design change, big dado setup, rabbets and an oops.

05-13-2018 01:55 AM by Lalen | 0 comments »

Design change. More difficult but I think this one looks much better. Primarily changed up the door design to go inset with an upper and lower cabinet and with more glass panes. Went from 6 to 12 doors. We still haven’t decided on the detail for drawer fronts. Crown molding will be more ornate. Compare to the original. I was really concerned about getting the interior dados lined up for the sides and back. I knew it wouldn’t go together well if they weren...

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