Corner Cabinet - Finally made some doors

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Project by 12strings posted 07-06-2012 07:34 PM 1235 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 09:53 PM

Awesome work!!

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 06:15 AM

Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


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#3 posted 07-07-2012 06:39 PM


-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 10:41 AM

Nice job.A corner cabinet will protect your items while displaying them attractively.Corner Cabinets can definitely be a nice addition to your residence if you have corner spaces that can be used.

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