Phase #1 Bottom Base.

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 11-28-2015 03:13 PM 1652 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blondie has wanted this cabinet for a while now on the open wall if the kitchen. She has collected special martini glasses from our travels and wanted to display them in a glass cabinet. I had started the cabinet once but hated the wood I was using, so scraped the first one. My pops has been bored out of his mind after mom had passed last yr, so I thought, why not get him out here and help me build a cabinet. He is also a wood worker and has made many display cabinets for people and their homes.

We came up with a Neo-angle design for the flow of walking into the hallway and family room. The base is 60×25x34 with 4 doors. Blondie didn’t want any drawers on it. (We all know how that works) There will be 4 inset doors 2 15x30 & 2 12×30. It will have a butcher block top 1.5 inches thick. To get the angles we cut the stiles at 22.5 degrees.

Today will be cutting the top to size and making the 2nd layer of base molding. When we sanded a black sap strip came out on the front toe plate. This got darker the more we sanded, which looks like somone kicked it. Pops had the idea of the 2nd layer of homemade moulding killing two birds with one stone..This will hide that mark and give it more visual interest and the toe plate. More 22.5 cuts smile.

We have had fun and some great debates on how to do things and or should do things. Two alpha males going the same direction from completely different roads. Lol. Well, time for breakfast and get out to the shop.

Thx for looking and all comments are more than welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 03:47 PM

Looks really nice!

Don’t you just love trying to clamp two 22.5° uprights while the glue dries!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 03:55 PM

Looking pretty good – can’t wait to see the top on there.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 11-28-2015 04:20 PM

Very interesting and total class getting pops involved. I’m sure it means a lot to him. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 11-28-2015 04:54 PM

Looks great ken. Did you use biscuits to join the 22 1/2 corners? Then to clamp the joints together did you wrap them in tape?

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#5 posted 11-28-2015 05:15 PM

Ken that looks really nice. Blonde is going to be so proud of you two. I envy you being able to build something with your Dad. Cherish the moment.

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#6 posted 11-28-2015 06:53 PM


It’s been said. Nice work, joyous moments.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 11-28-2015 07:14 PM

It’s really GOOD for both of you to be working on this together… You will NEVER forget it… as one of the BEST TIMES!

Cabinet looks GREAT! ... At first, I thought it was going ON the wall… Then, the butcher top led me to think that it would be hard to use it On the wall… then, seeing it on the floor! LOL :)

COOL way to display martini glasses… Cool way to have them readily ‘at hand’ for Martini use too! :)

COOL sneaky way of covering that Dark spot; Dads have good ideas once in awhile (LOL). :)

Are you going to have glass shelves with maybe some light in there too? (to really set them off)
Edit: Ooops… I just saw the wood shelf in it… OK… Just a thought…

Blondie will LOVE it!

Thank you for sharing us with the Build as with your Dad helping!

Doesn’t get any better than that!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 11-28-2015 07:36 PM

Wow, looks classy so far Ken. I think it’s nice that you and your dad have been working together on it. Not too long ago I recycled a big cabinet into some waist high book shelves for my sons upstairs library. I did all the joints in the shop but we worked together getting it all set up at his house and it was a lot fun to do a project together.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-29-2015 02:31 PM

Thx for all the kind words. It been great to hang with pops in the shop. This base cabinet will have inset raised panel doors. The upper cabinet will have glass doors with mirror back and lighting on each shelf.

Carbide….no biscuits, just 22.5 glue, tape and pinned to hold it while dried. Got lucky and didn’t have to use any wood filler on joints.

Thx again. .......

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-30-2015 12:45 AM

looks good – don’t fear the sap wood, that adds character…

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#11 posted 12-02-2015 11:57 AM

Thx Ken, we normally love it but Blondie did not like the spot it was in. She said it looked like someone kicked it with there shoe in that area. So I fixed it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 12-22-2015 11:53 AM

It’s gonna be super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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