|Project by maxomatic||posted 05-11-2011 07:58 PM||1557 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A simple medicine cabinet, project #2 for me. For this I had acquired a router and table, which I found plenty of things to do with. The carcase (is that the right term?) is made of poplar, I routed rabbets and dadoes for all the joinery. The face is poplar & pine, pocket screwed together and glued on. I routed a decorative edge and butt hinge mortises. The door is frame and panel, I meant to make it mortise and tenon but messed it up and had to go with pocket screws again. To match our bathroom vanity, I sprayed it with enamel.
All of my projects to date I have designed in sketchup and used printouts from that and my memory for the plans. Sometimes it doesn’t work out quite the way I thought it would, but I always learn something. I’ve been watching lots of Marc Spagnuolo, Woodsmith Shop on PBS, and reading a basics of woodworking book. I expect I’ll make something from someone else’s plans eventually, I think I could learn a lot that way, but I enjoy designing as much as building.
-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!