DJ wants “overflow” storage for her bathroom stuff and towels.
And as y’all know … what DJ (or whoever YOUR equivalent is) wants … DJ gets.
Time to buy some plans !!
Not THIS time.
THIS time, I’m going to actually design AND build something.
[Lord, help us all….]
Flipped through a few of the volumes from my awesome collection of used woodworking books. Special shout out to
“Illustrated Cabinetmaking,” by Bill Hylton
“Drafting and Design for Woodworkers,” by our own Bob Lang
“Practical Design,” by Taunton Press/FWW
“The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction,” by Andy Rae
Got me some pencils, coffee, graph paper, and my old architect’s scale, and got to work.
... I’ll be building a 33” wide by 33” high case, from 3/4” MDF-core (that’s all I could easily get) African Mahogany veneer ply, with
... Biscuited miter joinery
... A dado’d in vertical divider
... (2) Dado’d shelves on one side
... (1) Dado’d shelf on the other side
... The shelves will be hardwood edged (all the hardwood is 4/4 African Mahogany)
... Hardwood face frame, biscuited in
... Frame and panel doors, made w/M&T joinery, w/applied molding. Panel from 1/4” MDF-core African Mahogany ply
... 36” x 22” top, from African Mahogany. Possibly breadboard ends. Still debating.
... An inset (smaller than case) base
... 1/4” MDF-core AM ply back, flush-mounted in rabbets
... Base and top attached with ledgers, rabbeted in
I did the “formal process,” from sketches to component lists to Bill of Materials to cut diagrams. You truly DO get to know a project from top to bottom, this way. Pretty cool journey !
The truck just came. 32 board-feet of African Mahogany, rough-sawn at 4/4, and three sheets of ply … are now mine to mess with and mess up.
This one’s going to take me a while, but … it SHOULD keep me—largely—out of the bars
Thanks for listening ….
-- -- Neil