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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-23-2020 06:18 PM 439 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my early projects was for a co-worker in our office. He just moved to the area and purchased a home. He had little in the way of furnishings, especially in the kitchen. He came up with a plan that I thought I could make. This was before I had constructed my shop. Tools and space in my garage were limited but I made it work. I improved the plan by adding beveled glass panel doors to the top. This was also the first project I work on with raised panel doors and dovetail drawers. This project added quite a bit to my skill set. His wife really loved it.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho





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#1 posted 07-23-2020 07:36 PM

nice hutch ed those are a great cabinet with many uses.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 07-23-2020 07:54 PM

That is very nice.

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#3 posted 07-24-2020 02:23 AM

Very nice Ed, you did a wonderful job on everything, the bevel glass makes it pop and the crown molding. You succeed in the raised panel doors. Did you cut the frames using a dado set or with a router / shapper?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 07-24-2020 02:50 AM

Did this a long time ago but I am sure the crown molding was done with a router. I have gotten good at doing raised panel doors. I redid a kitchen for a friend as well as entertainment centers, bathroom cabinets and more. I counted about 70 raised panel doors in his house alone. Have you tried doing doors? They are easy once you get a system down.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#5 posted 07-24-2020 10:55 AM

That’s one beautiful piece of furniture Ed.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 07-25-2020 01:52 AM

Hi Ed, yes I have built frame and panel doors and entertainment centers using the frame and panel for sides and back. I cut the frames using a dado set then a router and stop blocks to trim out the inside of the frame. On the table saw I clamped a board at about 45 deg and crept the bland up to create the cove on the panels.

I need to get a bit for the shapper to make life easier. Maybe once I get the set up. As I have said before “Itching to get back into the woodworking”.

-- Eric, building the dream

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FestusHaagen

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#7 posted 07-25-2020 03:29 AM

When I started making raised panel doors I got a 3 bit set, especially for raised panel doors. I also got a set for making glass panel doors. They are both 1/2” shank and run about $130 each/set. A bit expensive but when you consider how many doors I have made, well worth the money. The raised panel bit is a real hog of a bit. I mean it takes a lot of wood out. You usually make two passes with it and at a much slower speed. I loaned that bit to a good friend who ended up not getting it secure in the chuck. It came partly out and chewed up the shaft some. No damage to the carbide blades, lucky!!!! He never ask to borrow it again. Probably scared the holy crap out of him. I have a lot of respect for that bit!!! How is the build coming along. Unfortunate that you are on the other side of the country, I would love to help.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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