Shop done. Let's build something #3: Cabinet shell

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 03-08-2009 11:57 PM 1670 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cabinet framed Part 3 of Shop done. Let's build something series Part 4: Doors made! »

Again in my series of building a corner cabinet. Today I got the shell built and some shelves made. I used some poplar plywood for the shell (back) and some pine to frame it in behind the oak face. Then I mounted the face to it. It’s 42” tall, 24” wide on the front and each side is about 17”
Now all that’s left is the doors, so it will be awhile till my next post. I’ve got to make a test one first in pine as it’s my first time.

The cabinet front mounted to the shell. The vertical stripes inside are routed grooves to accept metal strips that will accept clips for holding up the shelves.

The back of the shell. It’s a corner cabinet for a small flatpanel TV to sit upon in a kitchen

These are some of the shelves. I’ve glued a small strip of oak on the front edge.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 03-09-2009 12:25 AM

Daniel, this looks pretty good. I tried to build a cabinet like this for my first woodworking project years ago. To make a long story short it ended up being put out on our uncovered deck as a plant stand. Needless to say it did not look anywhere near as good as your does.

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#2 posted 03-09-2009 12:33 AM

Thak you Bryan. I’m trying to be as careful as possible. So far no major foibles. I have all the wood cut/jointed/planed for the doors. It’ll be two narrow ones side by side. I’m hoping for the best but also hoping to have to go back and get more wood. Fingers crossed.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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