|Project by yuridichesky||posted 12-01-2014 09:27 AM||1655 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is my long time promise to the wife – storage cabinet for kitchen/household stuff. I built it this summer, but just recently added smaller unit on the side that fills the gap between the wall and main cabinet (have no idea why I didn’t built it in the first place).
The cabinet is built out of pine, upper unit is dovetailed, bottom unit is dovetailed at the top and through-tenoned at the bottom. The doors are frame and panel construction, this was my first time with the doors, and I had lots of fun building them. No kidding, really enjoyed working on them.
For the smaller side unit I let my laziness play the game and built it with dowels, no dovetails or through tenons:
So maybe it’s not as nice as larger cabinets, but the door for the smaller one turned out much more accurate, almost no gaps between frame parts.
Speaking about gaps. When I realized that there will be gaps between door frame parts (as a matter of compromise between building time and my skills level) I decides to exaggerate them in some way and put good chamfer on the connecting frame parts. I guess I did the right thing here: there are some gaps, but they do not look that ugly (well, at least for me):
Here’s smaller unit ready for finish which was 4 coats of water-based poly btw:
One more bit: here’s my 13yo son being tricked by his father into attaching doors hardware:
Ok, now as I lost one wall of my tiny shop to kitchenware storage – well, I fought back small side cabinet and the topmost shelf on the large one – I started thinking about building some kind of a substitute for it somewhere in our apartment in order to return full control on my sawdust cave :-)
Also I have one more shop wall waiting for some storage facilities, and I promise I won’t give it in for any kitchen stuff no more!
Thank you for looking!
-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)