|Project by Doug882||posted 11-28-2014 01:46 PM||1065 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Just finished this cabinet in time for Thanksgiving. Now the china that I’ve had in boxes since my Navy days can be displayed. The front of the cabinet is Spanish Cedar with the sides and back all tongue and grove American cedar. The shelves are beech plywood with beech laminate on the fronts. The glass doors at the top are supported by three hinges each. May not have needed the extra strength but I used 1/4 inch glass and the doors were pretty heavy. I used various router bits to make the molding at the top and to provide the edging on the feature at the middle. Biscuits used for all panel glue ups. Pocket screws for side to front attachment.
My wife asked that the hutch match the chairs in the dinning room (which I didn’t make) but trying to find a mixture of stain and dye that would come close was the hardest part of the project. Once I had the color where I needed the rest was simply multiple coats of polyurethane. Turned into a heavy project and needed help getting it set in place. I welded up brackets and nuts for three feet so leveling the unit was a breeze.
Although soft wood, I truly like the cedar. Very easy to machine and a beautiful grain and color.
-- Doug from Maryland