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So my dog has decided that my wife’s shoes near our entryway are his new favorite chew toys. In response, I’m going to build a cabinet for the entryway, with doors.

I’ve decided to try my hand at designing in Google SketchUp….

I plan to make it from solid cherry, with 1/4” walnut ply for the panels.

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-- 10 fingers, 2 eyes, and healthy lungs. for now. :P





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Dorje

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#1 posted 2196 days ago

With doors AND drawers!

I sure like the look of it! Are you going to blog the build of this?

Do you have pics in SU of the cherry with walnut panel look? Will the drawer faces be made cherry or walnut?

Also, it looks like your doors and drawers overlap your carcase frame. Is this picture accurate of your intention to overlap or will they be inset?

When will you start the build of this? Or, have you started?

Okay, that’s all the Qs for now!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Chardt

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#2 posted 2195 days ago

This is going to be really cool when it’s done. But poor jake is loosing a basket full of chew toys.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2195 days ago

Nice. I’d use walnut for the top or the backsplash, but not both, to help tie in the doors.

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 2195 days ago

Looks good!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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damnHippie

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#5 posted 2195 days ago

Whew! So, yeah Dorje, that’s a lot of questions… ;)

Are you going to blog the build of this?

Yep! Right here, I’ll post my progress at all stages. My wife gave me a sweet point-n-shoot camera for our anniversary, so I’ll have plenty of pictures. I’m pretty excited about the prospect.

Do you have pics in SU of the cherry with walnut panel look?

Not yet. I’m pretty new to SketchUp, and I haven’t figured that one out yet. But I will. I found a “how to” blog, I think either from someone here or someone on FWW, that will explain it I’m sure.

Will the drawer faces be made cherry or walnut?

Cherry was the plan. But it’s not set in stone. I guess when I get that part figured out in SketchUp, I can have my wife apply her graphic designer’s eye and we’ll determine which looks better.

Also, it looks like your doors and drawers overlap your carcase frame. Is this picture accurate of your intention to overlap or will they be inset?

So my Plan Of Record is to have the doors and drawers overlap the carcase frame. Inset is actually a good idea because it would prevent my cat from pawing the door open. I’ll have to think about it… hmm….

When will you start the build of this? Or, have you started?

I haven’t started yet—I don’t even have the wood. If wood is kiln-dried does it need to acclimate to my house? I’d think it would be less important if I’m using ply. Shouldn’t the plywood help keep the hardwood stable?

-- 10 fingers, 2 eyes, and healthy lungs. for now. :P

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woodspar

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#6 posted 2195 days ago

Great! I have an idea about making something like this for the (non-existent) mud room – at least I need a place to land all the “stuff” that comes in the door… Thanks for posting.

-- John

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Dorje

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#7 posted 2195 days ago

Yeah the ply for the panels are nothing to worry about…the hardwood this time of year from our local suppliers should be pretty good to go. Professionals are buying stock every day that they take back to their shops and begin to work for clients…soooo….should be okay.

During our more moist fall and winters, I’d be more comfortable getting wood a few weeks ahead of starting. If you really want to play it safe you could do an initial milling, though not taking the stock to final thickness, then let acclimate a week or two and then do a final thicknessing.

Ply helping the rails and stiles stay straight would really depend on how thick the ply is that you’re using. I can’t imagine that 1/4” play would do much if the cherry raills/stiles wanted to bow or twist. 3/8 or 1/2 rabbeted panels would probably be sturdier, but heavier. But, you’re gonna be careful in your wood selection so that should all be okay too ;)...

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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