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Project by WilsonCreations posted 07-24-2011 07:06 AM 1703 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a present for my daughter. It is red oak stained in classic oak. I used pocket screws with rail and styles on all 4 sides. The only place the screws would be visible is on the inside of the doors where I made plugs from some scrap pieces – I was hoping for a close match but of course the plugs were actually end grain and don’t look like the face of the rails. I didn’t take any standards into account when I started it – so the six shelves are all about inch and a half short of the frame (49 1/2 long), I had to face the ends of the oak plywood as well as the edges. I didn’t want to use points and putty (or interior trim) to hold the glass in place so I made mouldings that were mitered into the openings and used 6 “storm window” tabs to hold the 4 panes on the front but the 2 side panes weren’t flush mounts and I couldn’t find “L” brackets that looked good so I made some from matching brass shelf pins I was using. A block of wood with a hole and a few taps from the hammer and presto matching “L” brackets. I used a cork dot on each side of the glass to provide cushioning and fill the remaining space.

How would you have held the glass in place?

-- Wilson

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 07:10 AM

Very Nice. I bet your daughter loved it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 08:18 AM

I like the simple and straightforward design. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 07-24-2011 02:17 PM

Great heirloom gift for your daughter. This is one of the nicest looking hutches that I have seen.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-24-2011 02:42 PM

It’s a very nice looking piece of furniture and I know she must have appreciated it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 07-24-2011 03:21 PM

very nice!!

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#6 posted 07-24-2011 03:34 PM

Beautiful! I’m sure she’ll love it.

I love picture #5. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-24-2011 09:42 PM

Thanks, for some reason I thought of “The Wordless Workshop” and thought I’d do a quick picture in it’s style.

-- Wilson

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 04:54 PM

Beautiful hutch. As for your question about holding the glass in. I once did some cupboard doors and I used clear silicone to hold the glass in. The panels were a bit smaller than yours but it is holding up very well.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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