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01-04-2015 06:03 AM

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Curious as to how Krenov built the backs of his cabinets. I know he doweled the sides. The “inspired by Krenov” cabinets I have seen pictures of have either frame and panel backs or what looks like veneered plywood, but I haven’t seen pictures that reveal how Krenov’s own backs were built.

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 06:07 AM

Solid wood frame and panel. It’s described in of the books.

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 07:33 AM

Thanks. So if the bottom and top are simple boards doweled to the sides, the back as a whole will move front to back with them, no problem. When I look at the cabinet in the middle here:

http://jameskrenov.com/furniture.htm

I wonder how the box is attached, surely not to the tops of the legs? Or is there some sliding system on top of the legs, like buttons in principle? A number of his “vintage television set” style cabinets have me scratching my head as to how he made them without cross grain problems.

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