Krenov style cabinet

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Project by YouthfullMind posted 07-10-2020 01:39 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this cabinet on the Krenov school website. It was titled “throughsie” and was designed by Kurt Gross. It always intrigued me how it was put together. I sat down on sketchup one day and tried to reverse engineer it. I attached a pic of my sketchup drawing showing how it is put together. It looks like a very simple construction, but is actually like a puzzle to put together.

1. Half blind dovetails on the top and bottom corners.
2. the shelves sit in stopped dados on the carcase sides
3. the sides connect with tenons that pass through the shelf
4. its primarily made out of red oak from a couple of old drawer fronts
5. door is white oak bookmatched
6. drawer sides are figured maple
7. Door handles are maple and made on the router table
8. finished with danish oil

I built it with no real purpose except to challenge my hand tool skills. The router plane was very helpful in this project. I plan on taking it to my office and use it to hold my tea cup and some tea bags in the drawers. It isn’t big enough for much else.

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#1 posted 07-10-2020 04:29 AM

Pretty nice, for a challenge, maybe a coopered door with knife hinges?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 07-12-2020 02:36 AM

Great work. I like it. Cool door knob.

-- Galootish log blog,

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