bathroom corner cabinet

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Project by Pabs posted 06-22-2009 08:27 PM 2653 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here’s a few pics from my bathroom corner cabinet.(finished a while back just never had time to upload the pics!)
entire cabinet was made with Cherry, solid wood for the door frames and trim
plywood was used to make the boxes

my doors came out ok in the end…had some issues with my mortises. but thanks to the tips on this forum I managed to fix my problem!
you can view that topic here

the door joints are all mortise and tenon …actually used a haunched tenon for added strength… first time using that technique… not much harder, just an extra step really… and if it makes for a stronger joint then it was worth it

the wood panel on the bottom doors is actually mahogany ply. it was Cherry on the side but it was a bit damaged,so I went with that side…
made for darker panels, I like it though..

last three pics show the haunched tenon as well as my panels when being glued… .you can see from the pic that I fixed the flatness issue

anyway, thanks for the tips all

oh…and I know, I know… you shouldn’t use our table saw top as a workbench… but as you all know, we don’t all have Norm’s workshop! hehe


-- Pabs

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 09:57 PM

It looks like everything turned out great. That’s a really nice looking cabinet. I like the look of the darker panels too.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 10:09 PM

Dang I’d be proud to have that in my living room! Looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 06-22-2009 10:25 PM

Nice job Pabs…very nice. I was reading your profile and we have some similar interests. I am in the communications field…I am a program manager overseeing light fiber installations. I also used to be a bicycle racer, so cycling was a big part of my day some years ago.

If you have the room, you could put on an extended table on your table saw. I have an outfeed table, and also an extended table to the right of the saw blade. Although I dont use the cast iron table saw top for assembly work, I do use the outfeed extension table a lot. Its very convienient…well, at least until I have to cut another board… :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 06-22-2009 11:01 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

I love the simplistic beauty. It reminds me of a Shaker piece.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-23-2009 01:59 AM

Nice finishing

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#6 posted 06-23-2009 07:18 PM

Very impressive piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-24-2009 07:36 AM

Thats agreat corner cabinet looks super. Well done,

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 07-24-2009 05:50 AM

Looks good.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 07-24-2009 02:32 PM

thanks guys

yes, it is a very simple piece… for one, I like simple furniture…I like clean simple lines, I’ve always been attracted to shaker or mission style furniture…even before I got into woodworking.

maybe it’s because it’s easier to build in that style since the details are less… joints still need to be tight and clean but still less detail than other styles… so maybe it’s the novice in me that’s attracted to the simplicity of the style! hehe

hey Wayne… so what kind of bike racing did you do? road, mtb, track, etc??

I do pretty much every discipline…but lately it seems I do mainly road and cross!


-- Pabs

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#10 posted 07-24-2009 02:52 PM

Pabs…I used to do mostly road. I road a Bianchi Limited bike back in the 80s for one of the bike shops here. Now just do some riding for excercise on my Diamondback MB.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 07-24-2009 02:59 PM

hey Wayne

cool… you don’t miss it..the road racing?

hard having 2 hobbies that take up so much time…woodworking and cycling.. it’s a balance thing for sure

-- Pabs

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#12 posted 07-25-2009 03:17 PM

^^^Well Pabs, I’m 60 years old now so that type of biking is kind of out of the question :-) I actually used to be an avid tennis player…played in many tournaments over the years and that was always my first love. I often played 5 or 6 days a week for 2 or 3 hours. I also was a runner, boxer/karate, hockey player, and now a walker so its kind of nice just to relax and do another love which is woodworking.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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