Ultimate China Cabinet #1: The Start

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 10-27-2014 02:08 PM 1749 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Beginning of this year my wife asked if I would build her a cabinet for her china and dish collection. I think she was channeling Martha Stewart as she has several sets of 16 place settings (i.e., needed to build a super-sized china cabinet). The original objective was to have flush mounted doors with push open doors. Below is the carcass building sequence. The project uses 3/4 birch plywood and 1×4 boards with adjustable feet for the base. I used my assembly table to cut and assemble the carcass. Here is a short slideshow showing part one of the build:

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 06:44 PM

More of the build for the Ultimate China Cabinet [prior photos].

I made heavy use of my Kreg Jig for this project along with a Rockler Shelf Jig. The carcass is made from birch plywood and the base is made of select pine purchased from Home Depot. Base uses t-nut levelers and provides a flat level surface to mount the carcasses. —wish I had purchased the Kreg HD jig prior as it would have been more applicable for the base.

Most of the plywood breakdown was done on my assembly table as this was prior to my table saw upgrade. My assembly table had t-track screwed in at both ends [now imbedded in an MDF top]. With bench cookies and a long straight edge, that made cutting long sheet goods easier.

The t-track clamps made working with big stock easier than bar clamps and step up of my Kreg Jog and other jigs a breeze.

Need to get back to finishing up my router table project so I can make the raised panel doors. I plan to use a router for the doors as I think it will allow for more detail and features, then I’ll used my assembly table and concealed hinge jig that clamps in place to finish the mounting hardware. Then its a simple matter of hanging the doors on the carcasses.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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