Dual Miter Saw station #6: Making/attaching the doors

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Blog entry by Tooch posted 11-11-2016 09:48 PM 2033 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After finishing the face frame, I knew it was time to build some doors to make the station look a little more complete and also keep dust out. Because of the shop vacs, the plan is to only build 5 doors, that way there will still be enough airflowfor the vacuum to work properly.

The first step was to route a bunch of pieces for the frame.

When cutting a bunch of pieces that need to be the same measurements, I find it’s easiest to stack them up and cut all at once.

After cutting them to size, I used my coping setup to complete the rails.

Rather than use a bunch of our supply of oak, I decided to use 1/4” plywood for the panels. This also sped up the process by cutting out the raised panel router but, which always takes time.

Using my the table saw, I trimmed all the edges to make them Flush and to final size.

Next up was putting g a decorative edge on all sides.

This last step really sets off the doors as a focal point.

Don’t forget to repeat that 4 more times..

After staining and a couple coats of polyurethane, it was time to mount them on hinges. I bought a contractor pack from HD for about $12, and it was just enough. First thing is to layout all tools required for a photo op.

I set my combination square to 2”, which looks to be an acceptable distance off the edges to support doors of this size. Using the square and a piece of tape, I was able to position the hinges on either side of the door.

A punch/awl was used to mark the center points for where the holes should be. Due to the shortness of the screws, I didn’t even bother to pre-drill. I was also able to work on my product placement for my photography.

To mount them, I started by using a combination square and tape to mark the 3/4” overhang that I was trying to achieve.

Then lining up the edges of the doors with the tape, I was able to attach the hinges to the face frame.

Thankfully, I can finally exhale now that all the doors are attached.

Despite the fact that I want to make some drawers, I feel like this is a complete project. With Christmas coming up, I feel like I won’t get to the drawers till at least January or February. I am considering posted it as a project, and then if I do make any drawers I’ll just update my blog. Hmmmm decisions, decisions.

Welp, thanks for looking!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-11-2016 10:00 PM

That looks like some first rate living room furniture. Excellent build!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-12-2016 03:53 AM

The doors look great. The addition of the drawers will top off everything. I prefer flatpanels in the shop. Easier to clean.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-21-2016 12:14 PM

Mighty fine. I really like your setup

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

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