It took longer than intended, but I finally completed building the upper cabinets. Here are some construction pics.
There are two large cabinets, one on each side and a smaller center cabinet. The big ones are 36H x 42W. Adjustable shelf pin holes were drilled so she can adjust the glass shelves to fit her drink glass collection. She has a lot of glasses!
The General finishes Java makes for a really dark brown color, but it looks like a piece of furniture when finished with Deft Satin finish.
As needed, I finished the visible parts of the cabinets with 1/4 inch maple plywood. I also finished the underneath side of the cabinets with the 1/4 inch skin.
Here is one of the cabinets turned upside down showing the finished bottom.
For the center section, I designed a wine bottle storage rack that holds six bottles. The way I made the cradles, the wine will always keep the cork wet. They say that is important. I don’t know anything about that. :-)
I laid out the cradles, rough cut the large openings with a jig saw, then used forstner bits to make the final cuts. They turned out really nice. I think I may have out done myself on this project! :-)
Here is a dry fit.
To make the stemware racks, I first glued up two pieces of maple, then I ripped them to make the “T” shape. all that was left was to cut the individual pieces to length.
One last dry fit.
Before final assembly, I stained the pieces and sprayed the final clear coat.
My sweetie helped clean up a little glue squeeze out when we installed the glass hangers. We glued and screwed the hangers in place. That was scary, but I didn’t put any screws or drill any pilot holes in the wrong spot.
Here is a mock up of the completed cabinet ready for installation.
Next up…time to hang the cabinets.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas