|Project by WilsonCreations||posted 07-24-2011 07:06 AM||1170 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a present for my daughter. It is red oak stained in classic oak. I used pocket screws with rail and styles on all 4 sides. The only place the screws would be visible is on the inside of the doors where I made plugs from some scrap pieces – I was hoping for a close match but of course the plugs were actually end grain and don’t look like the face of the rails. I didn’t take any standards into account when I started it – so the six shelves are all about inch and a half short of the frame (49 1/2 long), I had to face the ends of the oak plywood as well as the edges. I didn’t want to use points and putty (or interior trim) to hold the glass in place so I made mouldings that were mitered into the openings and used 6 “storm window” tabs to hold the 4 panes on the front but the 2 side panes weren’t flush mounts and I couldn’t find “L” brackets that looked good so I made some from matching brass shelf pins I was using. A block of wood with a hole and a few taps from the hammer and presto matching “L” brackets. I used a cork dot on each side of the glass to provide cushioning and fill the remaining space.
How would you have held the glass in place?