Workshop Build #19: Cupboards on cleats (part 2 of 3)

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 06-07-2010 02:47 PM 5589 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To continue the cupboard building, the 7 parts of the sides are glued together:

Here are all four sides, for the two cupboards, propped up against the workshop wall:

To accept the back piece, a 1/4” rabbet is run down the back of the stile:

The top and bottom are to be 1/2” plywood, so a 1/4” wide dado is cut 1/4” down from the top and bottom of each side piece:

A 14” wide dado is also cut in the center of the middle rail to accept the center fixed shelf:

The top and bottom plywood pieces are rabbeted on each end to fit into the dado cut in the sides. There is also a rabbet along the back edge to allow the plywood back to sit into the top and bottom:

The cabinet box is glued up with the top, bottom and middle shelf plywood sitting 1/4” back from the front to allow for a solid front edging to cover the plywood layers:

One glued up box without the back yet attached:

The doors are glued up with a top and bottom rail and stile on each side with plexiglass as the panel. Here are all four doors with a few coats of wipe-on polyurethane:

A top view of the joints in the doors: be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 06-07-2010 03:39 PM

cool looking doors


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#2 posted 06-07-2010 04:56 PM

Good job on the Doors Julie

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-07-2010 05:10 PM

Nice job on the doors.

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#4 posted 06-08-2010 08:42 PM

Looks like its really coming together nicely. Any twist/movement on the doors after glue up?

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#5 posted 06-09-2010 10:14 PM

Julie – just how long have you been into wood working? You do such a good job. Each project I’ve seen is so inspiring. Is this a hobby or profession? I hope to get there some day, but at this time of my life, I simply put the “rough” in “rough carpentry!” Measure 4, 5 times, cut once… buy more lumber. Looking forward to the next installment.

-- Harold

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 12:47 AM

Hi Ratchet
The doors haven’t twisted… yet. Do you think they might? I did put some glue in the slots with the plexi.

Hi Harold
Thanks for the kind words. I am trying hard to make this into a profession, but the buyers haven’t found me yet!

-- ~Julie~

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