Hutch & Buffet #8: Buffet doors

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Blog entry by Mark posted 10-02-2015 10:37 PM 1055 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Fitting the bottom and the glue up Part 8 of Hutch & Buffet series Part 9: Final install. »

This is the part I was a bit concerned about. Making the hutch doors. Because they are fairly tall and slender I was a little worried about how well they would support the weight of the glass and making them with out a twist. But what the heck…everyone else does it. So after ripping the 4/4 stock to 2” wide I sent it through the planer to bring it down to 3/4” in hind site 7/8” might have been a better option.

Cutting the stock to length.

After pre drilling it’s chopping time again.

The tenons were cut on the table saw. I was pretty confident they were straight and parallel. In an effort to keep the mortice sides straight I used a block clamped to the top of the work piece to try to keep the chisel straight up and down.

On to the router table to cut the rabbets for the glass.

After the dry fit it was time for the glue up.

I had made the doors almost the same size as the opening, so now I had to plane them to the correct size.

A quick and simple jig for drilling the peg holes in the corners.

Pegs in.

Doors done.

Trim and sand the pegs.

These are the completed doors. Stained and hinges installed.

I didn’t realize till later that 2 of the doors were sitting on a piece of scrap. Kind buggers the picture.
Another good photo op. gone ta Hell.
The glass and handles won’t be installed until the final assembly to avoid damage.
That’s it for now.
Till next time

-- Mark

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#1 posted 10-02-2015 11:32 PM

Hey, Mark, thanks for posting this, “in hind site 7/8” might have been a better option.” I hope to start a mirror frame in the next week or so and this is helpful info. Also, as always, I enjoy looking at the pix of your projects.

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-03-2015 04:51 AM

Hi Art. Thanks for the kind words. 3/4 vs 7/8…ya it’s only 1/8 but it’s a huge 1/8. Being an “Arts And Crafts” kinda guy you can decorate the corners of your mirror with ebony pegs etc. Looking’ forward to the pics Art.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 12:20 AM

You are moving right along

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

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