Oak corner cabinet

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Project by Johnny1980 posted 05-12-2013 08:13 AM 1202 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first major woodworking project that I took on. A very patient and trusting friend of mine offered to pay for the materials and have me build it to his specifications. I was inspired by a bunch of different cabinets I was able to find pictures of and came up with this design. Mostly it was in my head but I drew the important parts to ensure I had dimensions correct.

My biggest mistake was not cutting all of the shelves at once. I constructed the bottom half before the top half and then realized how much easier it would have been to cut all of the parts at once (when I had the jigs / setups tuned in).

The main parts are made of 3/4 oak ply, shelves are 1/2. The rest is solid oak, also made all the trim in my shop. I learned a lot from this.

The biggest and scariest challenge was fixing the seams where the plywood was joined together. Of course I wasn’t able to get them to align perfectly. I made a jig for the router and routed a 1/4”x1/4” groove where the seams where and inserted a slightly oversized 1/4”x1/4” piece of solid oak and then shaped with a block plane and sander. Turned out ok and they blended in pretty good. It was finished with high gloss poly.

My friend was really happy with it.

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#1 posted 05-12-2013 11:23 AM

This is a beautiful piece of furniture, very nice build. I’m sure your friend is happy with this, you did a great job on it. I like the trim work, nice, very nice.

-- "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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#2 posted 05-12-2013 03:41 PM

excellent build,very nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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