|Project by Dodis||posted 10-14-2013 10:59 AM||1726 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Finally getting around to posting one of my projects. Built some cabinets for my office/reloading room. Just basic cabinets, using Lowe’s oak ply. I did have to make a special trip to get oak molding to match the profile used on our kitchen cabinets as I was also trying to duplicate the style. Plus I also had to make a triangular base for my router to cut the decorative groove in the doors.
I also split the doors of the lower cabinet/bench to make bi-fold doors to keep them out of the way when open and while I am working at my bench. Just made the doors a snug fit in the opening then ripped them down the center, the saw kerf made the proper clearance for the doors when closed. A few flat hinges on the back so there is no gap showing for the bi-fold portion.
The lower cabinet itself is actually a section of steel Gorilla Rack, which was my original loading bench for years, originally 8 feet wide. I cut the top down to 52” (double layer of melamine) and used half of the original setup. Then wrapped the shelves with 1/4” ply since the sides and back won’t be seen, and made a face frame and doors for the front, hence no toe kick… Also had to attach everything with screws from the inside through the steel parts, made for a ‘fun’ job.
I also plan to build my office desk in the future, but I am still waiting on my mesquite slabs to dry before starting that project.
-edit- I commented on the finishing below. Also, I finished the two cabinets over the reloading bench before assembly, and had to build a drying rack to hold the parts during finishing. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90773
-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast