|Project by SlaterNation||posted 03-14-2011 06:19 AM||1553 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
This is a storage cabinet I built along with a lot of help from my brother. It is 3/4” oak ply with an oak face frame. Finish is tung oil and satin poly. I Learned a lot about how to precisely cut dados/rabbits on this project. Many dados needed to line up for this to fit together properly. It isn’t perfectly square but it is pretty close to the naked eye.
There is no hardware, just glue (excluding the french cleat attachment) and it is held together very strong. It is hung on a single french cleat. I thought I was going to need two cleats however I couldn’t get a second one to fit due to my wall being warped pretty severely. Luckily one cleat seems to be holding this thing in without any problem whatsoever.
Things I’d do differently:
- Use better plywood. Bought some from a big box store and the veneer is so thin. Would have been worth the extra money to go with something better.
- Addressed tear-out better. Perhaps a lot was due to using crap plywood?
- I should’ve had the sides extend an extra 3/4” to the rear so the cleat could be fully hidden.