Open Corner Hutch/Cabinet

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Project by descolada posted 11-04-2013 06:32 PM 1261 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.

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 10:20 PM

Project well done, compliments

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 10:27 PM

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.

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 05:52 PM

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

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