|Project by Karson||posted 07-28-2007 06:43 PM||6327 views||9 times favorited||50 comments|
My entry into the Summer 2007 Joinery contest is a Shaker Hanging Cabinet.
There is no glue, no screws, no nails, no metal of any kind used in the construction of this entry.
I have posted 4 blogs on the construction of this piece of furniture. The blogs are here:
How I got started
Continuing with the construction
The quest continues, Were getting close now.
Almost done – Well really its done now.
I wanted something that was going to stress every joint every minute of every day, by just hanging there. Since it is hung all of the joints are trying to pull themselves apart. It’s not just setting somewhere and the joints are to keep it from coming apart. The weight is below the attachment point of the cabinet. The back is hung on the wall and the sides are attached to the back and the top, bottom and shelves are all attached to the sides. So the back to side joints are the keys to keeping this cabinet together. The description and construction of the locking key wedges are shown in the blog#2.
The inspiration for this piece came from a Woodworking Magazine from the Summer 2004.
The wood that was 19” wide came from a friend.
The major construction techniques used in this construction were sliding dovetails.
Locking tenon keys and wedges:
Wooden Hinges that are dovetailed into the stiles of the door and the cabinet with wooden dowels as the Hinge pin.
Pins to hold the dovetailed hinges from moving and turned door knob.
Homemade door catch using a Holly dowel and a door catch that latches on the dowel.
The full details of the construction with these joints are posted in the blogs above.
Here is a picture of the top of the cabinet that may never be seen by anyone again, and maybe never ever dusted.
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