Lee and Shelley's Wet Bar #4: Phase III Doors and Drawer Fronts

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 03-31-2014 07:16 PM 1703 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Phase II Face frame Assembly Part 4 of Lee and Shelley's Wet Bar series Part 5: Drawer and Carcase Construction »

With the face frames built, it was time to build the raised panel doors and the drawer fronts. I used the Freud rail and stile bit set to do the cope and stick profile cutting. Then I used a Freud raised panel bit to make the raised panels. I used a Bosch 1617 router in a router table, slowed it down to it’s slowest speed and made several passes until I got the final result I was looking for.

The drawer fronts have flat panels made of maple ply.

Gluing up two at a time.

Drawer fronts complete for the four drawer cabinet. Top drawer is same size as drawers in the other two cabinets. The bottom three drawers are same size, just deeper.

And then it was time to assemble the raised panel doors.

Test fit. :-)

I prefinished the doors, drawer fronts and face frames before assembly.

Next up is drawer and carcase construction.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 12:54 AM

Shaping up nicely, Mike.

Work Safely and have Fun – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 12:54 PM

Great work, Mike !!! What’s the finish on the doors? Did you pre-finish the panels prior to assembly?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 01:18 PM

This is coming along very nicely. Thanks for the detailed blog.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 02:03 PM

General Finishes “Java” gel stain. They wanted it dark.
Yes, I refinished everything before assembly.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 04-02-2014 11:41 PM

Wow! You have yourself one heck of a project going on. Coming along very nicely.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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