|Project by SPHinTampa||posted 08-10-2008 04:55 PM||1911 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Previous owner left tiled over shelving in house … looked horrible and would have cost two thousand dollars to have removed. I tried to make it look better by adding a mahogany cabinetry to warm it.
- Carcase – 3/4” mahogany ply using biscuit joints.
- Face frames – initially 1/16” too big, made from mahogany, joined with pocket screws and then clamped straight to frame. Used a flush trim bit around outer edges to get them to flush with case.
- Finish – Oil/Varnish mix
- used rocket manual veneer bag to glue sapele pomelle veneer on 1/2” mdf
- used resawn 1/2” mahogany rails and stiles joined using loose tenon joinery, cut with plunge router. Just butt joined the frame to the panel and glued.
- After gluing up frame, used router and edge guide to cut 1/4” by 1/8” grooves along edges panel in order to inlay paduak strips to cover joint between mahogany and veneered MDF.
- Two grooves on back of sliding doors, 1/4”x 1/4” groove on bottom, 1/2” x 1/4” on top. The extra 1/4” on top lets the doors get lifted out.
- The doors ride in two 3/4” waxed mahogany rails with 1/4” x 1/2” grooves cut 5/16” apart.
One installation problem – there was a 1/8” bow in the right side opening midway in the back. It took some foul language and a belt sander to shave down the top panel to get a fit.
-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn