After gluing up 4-3” boards for the base of the hutch I was able to run them though the planer .
Cut to length.
Using a straight edge jig just a wee bit wider than the stock, I cut the tenons on both ends.
I cut 2 pcs for the bread boards and routed the mortices.
The thought was to use box joints to join the sides to the bottom. So after a bit of figuring I cut the fingers in the
bread board first, then the base of the side assembly.
Drilling holes for the pegs
Making the pegs.
A dab of glue in the centre of the tenon and a bit on the end of each peg and I’m good to go.…So I thought
Right about this time the light came on and I realized I hadn’t elongated the holes in the tenons to provide for movement.
I posted the problem on the site. My thanks to Pintodeluxe and A&C Style for their words of wisdom.
I drilled out the 2 outer pegs from the under side, slotted the holes and installed new pegs.
Second dry fit with the bottom in place.
The first part of the glue up.
Frame glue up complete.
About this time I placed the hutch on top of the buffet to see how things were working out. I didn’t care for how narrow the corner uprights looked, so I added a strip of Walnut and a piece of
5/8×2” Cherry to match the lower legs.
Here I’m adding cross bars to a) support the glass shelves and b) give the front uprights a bit more rigidity.
Adding wooden pegs to secure the bottom to the frame. as well as figure 8 washers to allow for the dreaded wood movement.
Ready for finishing.
That’s about it for now. Thanks for lookin’.