LumberJocks

Open Corner Hutch/Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by descolada posted 248 days ago 615 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for our dining area last winter to give my wife a place other than our dining table to store all her knitting supplies. I ran a few sketch-up designs past her before settling on this and am very happy with it.

This is mostly constructed out of walnut plywood with edge banding. The doors are raised panels and there is a walnut frame, with routed profiles, around the bottom cabinet. I made the template for the top shelves with a jigsaw and then used a template bit on the router table to cut the shelves out of the walnut ply. The top and bottom were built as separate units and I had intended to screw them together once installed, but the top fit perfectly in that corner and weighed enough that it wasn’t necessary.

The cabinet case is rabbeted together with the frame attached to case with tongue and groove joints. The walls up top are rabbeted and I used the tongue and groove joints to attach the shelves up top. I would have preferred a full dado but my table saw at the time couldn’t handle a 3/4 dado set. It’s still very stable and plenty strong for its intended use.

Total construction time was 3-4 hours a day for a week of my vacation + 2 or 3 days for a few coats of tung oil finish + poly. Interior was finished with cedar oil to discourage any critters that may otherwise be attracted to a cabinet full of wool yarn.





3 comments so far

View mariva57's profile

mariva57

420 posts in 588 days


#1 posted 248 days ago

Project well done, compliments

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

1715 posts in 774 days


#2 posted 248 days ago

The picture caught my eye, due to the design of this cabinet. However after viewing the pictures, I have to say fantastic craftsmanship! Nice work, really like the grain figure. I’m sure the wife is very happy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11210 posts in 759 days


#3 posted 245 days ago

Wonderful and well crafted corner cabinet! Great design, like the look of the wood with banding and the finish is beautiful. Great job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase