Hutch & Buffet #3: Buffet Doors

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Blog entry by Mark posted 08-02-2015 11:32 PM 814 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The plan was to make solid wood doors. For each door I used 2 pcs of 7×17” Cherry ,sliced and planed them to 5/16

I then glued them up to make a piece 14×17.
While these were setting up I cut the rails and stiles to size.

Mortises and tenons were cut.

And a 5/16 dado was cut to accept the door panel.
Door #1 dry fit.

I made some accents for the door fronts. I ripped some Walnut to 1/8×7/8, cut to size and half lapped the joints.

When the glue was dried I scraped and sanded all the joints to flush and smooth. I’m still kind of concerned about wood movement. I added a drop of glue to the end of each finger and clamped them in place.

Making Walnut dowels to pin the tenons.

I made a simple jig to ensure all the dowels were in the same place.

The jury is still out on these hinges. I looked at LV , lots of brass but nothing in brushed nickel or pewter

This is what I have so far. You can see the wood shims in door #2 & 3.

I kinda buggered this part a bit. I mounted the doors before I added the accents and never took a pic of the doors with the accents in place. Durn.
Thanks for looking.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 08-03-2015 10:33 PM

Mark, those doors will be absolutely stunning. If you are concerned about the movement and if it isn’t already too late and if you are so inclined, you could either inlay the walnut at 1/16” or plane the strips down to 1/16” and glue them to the surface. That way it would behave like veneer and not cause any movement issues. Also, since the panels are captured, warping should not be an issue. NB I have never done this so I am just surmising and you should test it first. ;) FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 11:19 PM

I like how it all turned out. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 12:25 AM

Thanks for the thought Art. The doors are in the basement and it’s been nothin’ but hot and dry since ….forever. So we’ll see what happens. Thanks Roger.

-- Mark

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