Kitchen Hutch: the build

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-03-2013 08:03 PM 1626 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Afternoon off! Might as well go to the dungeon shop.

Looks like Igor even cleaned it up, at least a little bit? Ok layout of the sides.

That white paint can cap is a pattern, of sorts. I traced around it, and located the circle about an inch below the bottom shelf area. Measured in from the outside edges about 3”, and used a straightedge to connect the two “dots” . Then just a sabresaw to cut things out.

Sawing both sides at a time. Same went for the top area

Since the top shelf sits back a bit, needed a cut away. Next, some dados

After laying out where they went, i set up a jig as a guide. I was going to use a POWER TOOL for dados, as I don’t have the right plane,.....yet

Up at the top of the sides, needed a rabbet cut for the top shelf to lock onto. Now a handplane gets used

Along with a rabbet down the back for the plywood back to sit in

That is a fun, little plane to use. After doing both sides

Stack them up out of the way. I had a rabbet to cut on the ends of the two lower shelves. Router took care of those. One word about using the jig and the router. Make sure the bit will cut WHERE you want it to, before making a cut. I was off the width of a shelf thickness, and had to reset the jig. luckily, just a little bit was cut into.

Ok, top. It gets two stopped dados. Laid out ON the case, to locate where they go,AND stop. Fired up the router, again.

Now, how do you suppose I came away with those measurements? Well, I did a little assembly work, first

Glue and screws, plus a back was nailed on. As for the top?

Same glue& screws. Traced out a circle on the front corners of the top shelf. About 1” diameter. Used the beltsander to sand down to the line. Where the other two shelves poke out a bit, beltsander eased the corner a bit.

Well, other than a good sanding, and someone else applying a coat or three of black paint, Build is complete.

Hutch stands 36-1/2” tall, by 25” wide across the top shelf. Depth of the lower half is 12”. A single 1” by 12” by 12’ plank provided all the lumber. I even have a few bits of scrap to use on other projects. Depending on the paint, the wood part cost a whopping $10, counting a few nails and screws. paint will be extra. Just a few hours in the shop…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 08:30 PM

Looking good, Bandit. You need to get you a router plane. Or make one…

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#2 posted 05-04-2013 07:31 PM

Looks like you are doing well in the ‘dungeon’. Nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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