DVD Cabinet #5: drawer fronts and finishing

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Blog entry by SPHinTampa posted 03-04-2013 02:46 PM 3171 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In last session, I was done with fitting drawers

This weekend I finished cabinet

1. Cut drawers fronts
2. Wrap ends with hardwood strips
3. Attach fronts
4. Make and attach pulls
5. Finish case
Step 1 – Cut fronts

Use template to find most attractive section of plywood

Use TS to cut drawer fronts

Tape edge to prevent chip out and cross cut to length on RAS

Step 2 – Wrap outside of drawer
Cut strips on TS and plane to final size using carrier for thin strips

Use plane to clean up

Clamp strips to plywood fronts

Plane strips flush with front

Finish with tung oil to bring out birds eye maple

Step 3 – Attach fronts
Use template to position screws for drawer front

Pre drill holes

Screw into place

Starting to come together

Final fit

Step 4 – Shape and attach pulls
Shape pulls from leg off cuts … creates a nice symmetry with curve in legs

Use template locate holes on pull

Pre drill holes

And attach pulls

Step 5 – Finish case
Finish inside of case with rabbet taped to avoid interfering with glue bond

Use brush 3 coats of brush lacquer on outside

After finish cures, use wet dry sand paper for final rub out on finish

And we are done

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 04:37 PM

Beautiful! Love the design and finish.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 11:39 AM

Man, that is one nice piece. Very elegant

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

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 05:24 PM

This is one beautiful cabinet. Your write-up was exceptional as well.
Nicely Done!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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