Sewing Cabinet

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Project by njcraftsman posted 07-27-2010 03:40 AM 2113 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Lastest project for a Very Important client (mother in law). It’s a sewing center although closer in design to a dining room buffet cabinet. Anyway, I incorporated all the elements She wanted into the plans I drew up.
It’s 74-1/4” long,22” wide and 36” tall , the casework is made from 3/4 poplar ply, and the face frame, molding, doors etc. are solid poplar (I knew I was going to paint it). It features, Five drawers ( HD ball bearing slides), one raised panel door, five raised panel drawer fronts, european hinges, two cubby’s for wicker baskets,
hand turned feet (Me), and all the applied molding I milled my self.The larger drawer fronts are were jointed and glued up. I did cheat a bit on this and use pocket holes for the drawer boxes. The turned feet started as four by four blockes jointed and glued up. I know what you thinking, “Wheres the counter top?”, well she isn’t quite sure what she want’s yet! Oh well It weighs about three hundred lbs, and I’m not lokking forward to putting it in her 2nd floor sewing room.

So how’d I do? Do you think I’m good for a few brownie points?


-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 03:42 AM

Nice job on the sewing cabinet.

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#2 posted 07-27-2010 03:44 AM

Looks great, good job.

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 05:42 AM

Nice job. I also use a raised panel cutter to edge drawer fronts and make them a bit more decorative. When I do so, I don’t take a cut deep enough to leave a tongue around the perimeter. This gives a nice look with a 15 degree cutter. I am undecisive as to whether this would look better with the ogee cutter you used.

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 03:03 AM

I set the ogee cutter fairly deep, as I wanted a nice shadow line on the raised portion of the panel. You have to take several light passes though, since hoggin off that much material in one go leaves a messy cut, as well as bogging down your router. I also used a 1/8 round over to “melt” the sharp edges on the outside of the panels (Front and back).

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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