Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'doors'

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Sewing Cabinet with Inlaid Metal Tile Accents #6: Final Door Assembly and Mounting

09-06-2021 03:36 PM by Ron Stewart | 1 comment »

Few parts of this project went smoothly, and the final door assembly was no exception. It started well enough. Attaching the outer trim wasn’t too bad because I had pre-drilled all of the dowel holes and pre-cut the mitered corners. I just tried to use as little glue as possible (to avoid squeeze out on the finished surfaces) and use a light touch on the clamps. When I started test fitting the final set of tiles into the now almost-completed doors, I discovered that three of the t...

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Office Cabinet #11: Raised Door Panels

05-20-2021 10:25 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

I finally decided to make raised panels for the doors on my cabinet. This is a fairly traditional touch. My previous doors on my kitchen cabinets were just flat panels made from plywood. For this project, I decided to go for full thickness oak panels. I have never made these before so I did some reading up on it. What I had not realized is that a traditional raised panel should sit proud of the door frame. It actually sticks out, typically about 1/4” or so. Many of the raised p...

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Cabinet Doors and Hinges

08-03-2017 01:19 PM by Scott1958 | 3 comments »

Hi Guys, a relative novice at woodworking, I recently took on a cabinet project for my workshop from the special Small Shops issue of Woodsmith. It is a basic wall cabinet using 3/4 plywood and hardwood of your choice for door frames and face frame. I used maple. Doors are inset and they were my first ever mortise and tenons. I must say that despite a couple mistakes along the way I was very pleased with the mostly finished project until it came time to install the doors. The first boot camp ...

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03-09-2017 10:58 PM by Cindyb | 3 comments »

HELLO We just completed a project with our front doors. The stain was old so we sanding them down, cleaned them well and applied the Java stain. They look amazing. Do I have to use the top coat for front doors? They do not really have sun exposure. What happens if I do not?

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

11-11-2016 09:48 PM by Tooch | 3 comments »

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. Afte...

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Shop Remodel #27: Oo La La Deux

12-28-2015 01:34 AM by bearkatwood | 6 comments »

Today I piddly farted around and put the catches into the door frames. They are friction catches and needed to be mortised in. All turned out well there. They hold the doors shut really well and look nice. I had to take a break from the carving as it was killing my shoulders, not used to that hard work :) So I decided to get French..No! Not like that you sicko!French cleats. I milled up some slats to inset into the door frames with a lip similar to the back of the cabinet...

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Shop Remodel #24: Arrival of benchcraft hardware

12-23-2015 01:02 AM by bearkatwood | 4 comments »

Today was a good day! I started out the day by taking the advise many of you had and added a third leaf inlay to the left door face. I then spent the rest of the day carving the door frames where they met the panels to facilitate gluing them up. This way I wouldn’t have to worry about possibly nicking the panels when I carve the doors the rest of the way. I got my hardware in the mail for the workbench!! Very excited to get it especially when I am so close to being done with the cabi...

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Shop Remodel #21: Run Forest!

12-18-2015 02:28 AM by bearkatwood | 4 comments »

So there I was chomping down my wheat-grass, vegan, soy-milk all natural, Tortellini for lunch (Hey I live in Oregon, you try going to Scotland and not having the haggis) So anyway there I was eating lunch, staring at the box I had just picked up from the post office. It had come!!! It was here!!! After months of waiting, my travisher had arrived! I ordered a Peter Galbert travisher and it was finally here. It was produced by Claire Minihan who did an amazing job. I think I was drooling over ...

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Shop Remodel #20: Another Day Closer

12-17-2015 02:04 AM by bearkatwood | 14 comments »

With some projects you can see dramatic progress at the end of the day, this is not one of those projects. I have allotted roughly three months to finish the project knowing it was a huge undertaking. I will undoubtedly have to work on an order or side project during the time it is taking place, but for now I am just concentrating on the build. Like I said there wasn’t a big transformation today, but there was progress. I have all the drawer fronts dovetailed and roughly fit to their pe...

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Shop Remodel #18: Rinse and Repeat

12-11-2015 09:31 PM by bearkatwood | 8 comments »

In the summer 1978 issue of FWW, Tage Frid wrote about tool cabinets.“Why bother making a tool cabinet when a crate with shelves nailed in would hold the tools? I believe if a person wants to make a living as a woodworker and furniture designer, a well-designed and executed tool cabinet is very important. It’s a pleasure to have a beautiful tool cabinet, where the tools are properly arranged and easy to find. And when a potential customer comes into the shop and sees a nice cabinet, half the ...

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