|Project by mlindegarde||posted 04-29-2013 03:09 PM||2082 views||6 times favorited||19 comments|
It doesn’t really get much more basic than this: a simple wall mounted cabinet. I’ve made a few small projects now (cutting board, box, toy excavator, workbench, etc…), but this is my first piece of “furniture”.
This was a project my brother and I worked on together over a weekend. We are both slowly getting better at this woodworking thing. We wanted to improve our skills in a few areas so most of the design decisions were made to incorporate a specific tool or joint.
The face frame was done with pocket screws (I think this was my brother’s favorite part). The door was done using a bridle joint with a rabbit for the plexiglass to sit in. I made a very primitive tenoning jig for my table saw to cut the stiles. The self pin holes were done using the Kreg jig.
All wood was from Home Depot. Pine for face frame and door. Birch plywood for the rest. This was the first time I’ve used pine. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of it.
It came out square, we didn’t miss cut anything (too badly) and no one got hurt. All-in-all I would say it was a successful weekend.