Pair of Custom Cabinets

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Project by KevinH posted 08-31-2020 07:52 PM 748 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this pair of cabinets for our home. They are made from 3/4” birch veneer plywood using dados for strength. Face frames are half lapped together. The doors are my first attempt at rail and style, flat panel construction. The tops are 3/4” oak veneer ply with tongue and groove red oak edges. The pads I made for feet mimic another furniture item they will be grouped with.

The R&S doors and T&G tops were new experiences for me. Lots of trial and error with scraps.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#1 posted 08-31-2020 10:27 PM

Very nice cabinets, look pretty good. The doors are as good as it gets, definitely do not look like a first attempt. As for trials and errors, and scraps, well, that’s referred to as a valuable learning experience. As long as you learned how to do something successfully, it was worth the time and material invested. Nice work.

Almost forgot, wanted to mention the great paint work, my paint jobs leave brush marks, and an occasional run.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 08-31-2020 11:03 PM

They look great. The top contrasts nice with the white paint on the bottom.
Well done!

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 09-01-2020 09:54 AM

Nice work. I like the “feet”

-- Petey

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#4 posted 09-02-2020 01:10 AM

Very nice set. we have all tried new ways, and yes some have failed, but you can use those scraps in other projects. Experience gained is valuable. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 09-13-2020 01:17 PM

Well done on the first attempt at the doors. They get easier, but if you’re using router bits to do that job, it always pays to spend the time (and scraps) getting the setup just right. It’s far easier than trying to sand the joints flush later.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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