Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #2: Making the Doors

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Blog entry by johnstoneb posted 03-26-2014 02:40 AM 2588 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Deciding on design and starting the cabinet Part 2 of Wall Hung Tool Cabinet series Part 3: Starting on the interior »

What sold me on this style of cabinet was the doors. The doors are a box style giving you additional storage in each door.To make the doors I first made two boxes then made two frame and panel doors. Then glued the panels to the boxes.
The boxes glued up.

I cut the dados in the stiles and rails with a 1/4” cutter in my #45. I got lazy on the stub tenons and used the table saw. The tenons were only a 1/4” long and about 1 1/2” wide. It just took a couple quick passes on the saw. I use 1/4” birch plywood for the door panels.

The door front glued up, truing up the ends and cleaning up glue squeze out.

Now its time to glue the panels to the boxes

Now that we have doors. Its time to trim them to fit the cabinet box and hang the doors.

Next it’s time to start trimming out the interior.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 11:01 AM

I gotta go get a cup of coffee! I read this as well hung tool cabinet... huh?

Nice work! Much nicer than the cabinets I made for my shop. Nice patterning on the plywood door panels. I hope you are not going to paint this.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 02:14 PM

Well done Bruce. That’s going to make a fine, and beautiful addition to your shop. Looking forward to the dressing of the interior.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 07:21 PM

^ What Brad said!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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