Step-back Cupboard Build #10: Lower case stiles

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Blog entry by rwyoung posted 06-22-2009 04:40 AM 1261 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Just didn’t have a lot of time on my hands like I expected this weekend. Isn’t that always the way?

Anyway, to the cupboard! The plan had been to get the lower case stiles attached as well as the upper face frame. Then I could attack the door and top molding (that will be interesting). As it was, all I got done was to mill the boards for the lower case stiles and the stiles and rails for the door so they are all the same thickness.

Here you can see the two lower case stiles attached (glued). I’ll run about three of the cut nails through each to give some mechanical fastening too as the door will hang from these.

As you can see by comparing to earlier photos, having the lower case stiles in place hides the cleats.

And the curve at the bottom of the stiles completes the front leg shape.

The shape on the outside face corner is a simple roundover but with the smaller bearing as used for jazzing up the cleats (in case you do see them) so you get a little shoulder on both edges of the roundover.

I’m not sure what those two spots are on the foot detail photo. In the picture they look like glue smudges but when I look at the piece itself, I can’t see them. I’ve seen this sort of thing before where the spectral response of the camera is wider than our eyes. It may very well be a glue smudge. Not a big deal in a painted piece but I will need to do a little scraping and sanding.

So now some evening this week I’ll attack the upper frame. It will have the same edge detail as the lower frame. Notice that the lower face frame is only two stiles, no rails. The door when closed will provide the horizontal members.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 04:51 AM

great start keep up the good work


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