Been working off and on planning and building the wine racks to be inserted into the icebox cavities. I precut all the parts with all precisely measured dadoes and added a 1/8” bevels on appropriate edges. The glue up proceeded in multiple stages using strategically placed 1” pin nails to keep the pieces from sliding about during clamp up
Satisfied with the joinery fit and strength of the unit here’s what the outcome looked like.
Just for grins-n-giggles, I went to insert the small rack into the lower cavity to check it’s fit. This is where the oops comes in. After measuring the cabinet inside and out to build my sketch model, I neglected to notice the raised portion of the galvanized lining behind the face frame opening on the lower threshold.
This is what the inside measurement looks like on the “finished” rack.
Oh well, it was a good exercise on clamping techniques. I guess the good news is that I over bought on the red oak and I have enough to replicate the parts in my “prototype”. I will be attempting to knock apart the prototype to salvage it, but I do not hold out much hope. This will serve as a good lesson in that old adage to “measure twice and cut once”, assuming I can remember it.
Hope things go better with you and don’t worry about me; I’m still smiling. What else can I do?
-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"