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Ultimate China Cabinet #2: More of the build for the Ultimate China Cabinet

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 11-24-2014 06:47 PM 1329 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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More of the build for the Ultimate China Cabinet [prior photos].

I made heavy use of my Kreg Jig for this project along with a Rockler Shelf Jig. The carcass is made from birch plywood and the base is made of select pine purchased from Home Depot. Base uses t-nut levelers and provides a flat level surface to mount the carcasses. —wish I had purchased the Kreg HD jig prior as it would have been more applicable for the base.

Most of the plywood breakdown was done on my assembly table as this was prior to my table saw upgrade. My assembly table had t-track screwed in at both ends [now imbedded in an MDF top]. With bench cookies and a long straight edge, that made cutting long sheet goods easier.

The t-track clamps made working with big stock easier than bar clamps and step up of my Kreg Jog and other jigs a breeze.

Need to get back to finishing up my router table project so I can make the raised panel doors. I plan to use a router for the doors as I think it will allow for more detail and features, then I’ll used my assembly table and concealed hinge jig that clamps in place to finish the mounting hardware. Then its a simple matter of hanging the doors on the carcasses.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"



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#1 posted 11-24-2014 09:55 PM

So how are you treating the plywood edge grain? or are you attaching a face frame? I’ve used both the face frame and the iron-on veneers to hide the plys, either one acceptable depending on the look you’ve intended.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 10:06 PM

I’m planning on a blend. I’m considering a thin face frame 3/4×3/4 that I’ll glue and nail to the edge. However, I’m still open to trying my hand at a full face frame. This weekend—typically only have weekends to work on projects as I’ve not retired yet :-)—I have some trim carpentry work to don on one of my wife’s real estate projects ( Trim for an Exterior French Door ). So China Cabinet and Router Table are on hold till then.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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