Mega-Cabinet, Phase One Complete

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Project by SebringDon posted 10-28-2013 12:31 PM 1277 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted me to turn a corner of our dining room into mega-storage, so this 42-cu-ft. cabinet is the answer. Phase One, the finished carcase, is complete. All 3/4” birch ply except the 1/2” back panel, it’s pocket-screw and glue assembly, with two coats each of primer, paint, and water-based poly on all components before assembly. It had to be assembled in-place since it’s sized to fill the area with just enough room at the top for the ceiling molding to wrap around the top to make it look built-in.

Phase two will be the face frame; phase three will be eight doors, and phase four a set of pan drawers in the lower-left area. Meanwhile, she can start loading it down with stuff next week, after all the finish has had a week to cure.

Happy wife, happy life!

ETA: I’ve added another picture now that the face frame is dry-fitted and some of the door frames have been cut to rough size.

ETA2: The fourth picture shows the doors all in place, with 4 of them primed, painted and polyed, and all the hardware hung.

-- Don

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#1 posted 10-28-2013 05:55 PM

Nice looking storage cabinet. Ought to take of your wife’s needs for sure.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 06:25 PM

Neat and sturdy looking cabinet! Like it, lots of storage. Great job!

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 02:15 PM

I’ve added another picture, this time of the cabinet with all the doors all in place, with 4 of them primed, painted and polyed, and all the hardware hung. It’ll be a couple weeks before I have time to finish the last four doors.

-- Don

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