Wall Cabinet #3: Case Assembly

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Blog entry by cheller posted 04-11-2007 05:46 AM 803 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Completed Doors Part 3 of Wall Cabinet series Part 4: Hinge Mortises »

Over the past several days, I completed the assembly of the case for the wall cabinet. Material is maple except for the panel in the back, and I made that so long ago that I don’t remember what kind of ply it is.

The back sits in rabbets in the sides and is secured with screws. I had to make a visit to the big orange store because I didn’t have the size screws (#4). The back panel has mortise and tenons between the rails and stiles.

The sides are attached to the top and bottom with pocket hole screws. I made a slight error in laying these out. I placed them a little too close to the back which made them difficult to secure. I’ll be plugging the pocket holes with maple plugs. Oh and if you look closely you might see the plugs in the mis-cut shelf pin holes.

The doors will sit between the sides.

Tonight I fit the doors – a fair amount of hand planing and sanding, and started work on the hinge mortises – one down, 7 to go.

-- Chelle

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#1 posted 04-11-2007 05:53 AM

Looks like your making good progress. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished project.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 04-11-2007 06:19 AM

Lookin good… Do you have a Kreg pocket hole jig? Or do you do them by hand?


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#3 posted 04-11-2007 06:48 AM

I do have a Kreg pocket hole jig. I bought it on a whim at a woodworking show several years ago and I’ve got to say it was well worth the cost.

-- Chelle

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#4 posted 04-14-2007 07:48 AM

Nice job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 04-15-2007 04:02 AM

Great views.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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