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Schrank -Knock Down Armoire

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Project by Paul Maurer posted 03-20-2014 05:24 PM 2141 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Schrank
Knock Down Armoire
Based on 17th century German Schrank found in Illustrated Cabinet Making. (Hylton 324-327) It measures 77×48 x 27, is made of Idaho White Fir 2×6, S4S 1×6 pine, ¼ Luan underlayment and ¾ pine plywood. It is sealed with Amber Shellac. Finished with water based poly and wax. All materials and hardware from the big box, I did try to do business with local sawyers and retailers, all to no avail and a waste of time and expense.
Most of the 2×6 are ripped and glued up on the quarter.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work





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FarmerBill

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#1 posted 03-21-2014 02:44 AM

IT WOULD BE WAY COOL IF YOU COULD POST A COUPLE OF PHOTOS WITH THE KNOCKDOWN CAPABILITY SHOWN. ANYWAY, I LIKE YOUR PROJECT AND APPEARS THAT A LOT OF TIME, EFFORT AND INGINUITY HAS GONE INTO IT. GOOD JOB!!
THANKS,
FARMER BILL

-- Farmer Bill Patriot to the U.S.A. Constitution & Bill of Rights under GOD!

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Paul Maurer

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 03:29 AM

Making it out of fir was a challenge. Soft and furry. Splinters galore. Sorry no pictures of it broke down, but here are a couple from Cabinet making illustrated. look out for a review of it. Make a cabinet and it will be filled.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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Sylvain

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 02:15 PM

Very nice work.
Contrary to particle board furniture, it can withstand numerous moves (and it is much lighter).

Is it kept together only by the mass of the top?
No “bed bolts” to connect the sides with the base and the top? (As I have usually found in like design here in Europe)
or wooden key :

Is it safe to push it without such a link?

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Paul Maurer

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 06:54 PM

The only hardware is what you see, the hinges, door handles, magnetic catches and drawer pulls. It is far lighter than the particle board coat closet it replaced, which was destroyed by water when the laundry machine broke. It is held together by 6 tenons top and bottom (twelve total, no glue) and 4 vertical splines (not glued) across the back. Once it is completely assembled it is very ridged/sturdy. I assembled it in the middle of the room and pushed it into place.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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Sylvain

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#5 posted 03-21-2014 09:17 PM

Real wood might suffer from humidity but particle board will inevitably be totally ruined.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 04:17 PM

Great looking piece of furniture, great design and very well executed. Beautiful wood and finish. Great job!

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 04:36 PM

Great Job! It’s beautiful. Love the finish.
See you made some changes from the plan.
Are the arches applied?
I like your feet better, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Paul Maurer

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 07:22 PM

The arches were cut on the band saw from the glued up board. The shoulders were cut in the arches with a carbide wheel in a high speed rotary tool with router attachment and the waste removed with a 1/4 in chisel.
Thanks for the interest Gene, and I have an appreciation for your signature line.
Love, like victory, belongs to God.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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