|Project by 12strings||posted 07-06-2012 07:34 PM||1446 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
After a year and a half of sitting in my kitchen without doors, I finally finished this thing. The doors didn’t really take that long with the cope & stile router bits. I made the bottom 2 doors in about 2 hours, such that my wife wondered what I had been waiting for!
The middle section looks like 2 small doors, but actually folds down as a writing surface where we can keep track of our bills…It uses some some flush-hinges that are flush with the face of the cabinet when closed, but also flush with the bottom of the inside shelf when opened.
I made the center door first, and it turned out that the false center-line drifts about 1/4” to left from the top of the door to the bottom, such that the top 2 doors are the same size, but the bottom 2 doors: the right door is 1/4 inch wider than the left, I had to make them that way so the center-lines matched up. I told my wife that’s the kind of custom detail you can’t buy at the big box stores! :-)
Wood is Poplar face-frame and doors, Pine B/C Plywood for the carcass (back/sides & shelves). Early American stain (Minwax) and 2 coats Poly.
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!