Glass Door Cabinet

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Project by Parsimonia posted 01-23-2013 10:37 PM 1452 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second cabinet I made. Same Sommerfeld tongue and groove router bits. Solid maple faceframe, maple plywood carcass and shelves, 1/2”offset euro hinges, glass panel ogee doors. I made fewer mistakes this time, but still not really visible.

On the first cabinet I made, I was routing one of the grooves on sides, and wondering why the hell is the groove making a perfect arc, until I realize the back side of the board is riding on the bench to the side of the router table – doh! That’s why I need to get things put up and out of the way!

I used iron on veneer for the front edge of the shelves. I learned I don’t like trimming veneer. I have a trimmer – so so results, hand trimming with a razor is dangerous etc. etc. Finally, I ran the shelves through the router to get most of it off, and finished by hand sanding a nice edge.

I take it that all project photos have to be horizontal? When the second two photos uploaded, they rotated back to the sideways view. Sorry.

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 11:16 PM

Very nice shop cabinet : )

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 03:24 PM

Nice build and very useful in the shop.


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#3 posted 01-24-2013 07:04 PM

Very nice. What did you use to “fog” the glass?

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 11:57 PM

Frosted glass. There’s a large variety of glass available. I would have picked something more decorative if I had to do it again – like a basket weave.

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