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Project Information

Previous owner left tiled over shelving in house … looked horrible and would have cost two thousand dollars to have removed. I tried to make it look better by adding a mahogany cabinetry to warm it.

Construction:
- Carcase - 3/4" mahogany ply using biscuit joints.
- Face frames - initially 1/16" too big, made from mahogany, joined with pocket screws and then clamped straight to frame. Used a flush trim bit around outer edges to get them to flush with case.
- Finish - Oil/Varnish mix

Sliding doors
- used rocket manual veneer bag to glue sapele pomelle veneer on 1/2" mdf
- used resawn 1/2" mahogany rails and stiles joined using loose tenon joinery, cut with plunge router. Just butt joined the frame to the panel and glued.
- After gluing up frame, used router and edge guide to cut 1/4" by 1/8" grooves along edges panel in order to inlay paduak strips to cover joint between mahogany and veneered MDF.
- Two grooves on back of sliding doors, 1/4"x 1/4" groove on bottom, 1/2" x 1/4" on top. The extra 1/4" on top lets the doors get lifted out.
- The doors ride in two 3/4" waxed mahogany rails with 1/4" x 1/2" grooves cut 5/16" apart.

One installation problem - there was a 1/8" bow in the right side opening midway in the back. It took some foul language and a belt sander to shave down the top panel to get a fit.

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Nice Shawn. Looks like your magic wand really did a number on that pumpkin!
 

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Beautiful job!. Nice contract between tile and wood. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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You did it like a pro… but foul language won't do miracles.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care and work safe.
 

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Great job!

THanks for the post

Callum
 

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Nice job, that certainly warmed it up .
 

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Nice solution to the issue. Thanks for sharing Shawn.
 

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Nice save on a somewhat less than desirable part of the room.
 

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Very nice, I love the simple lines and especially the components cabinet, very nice indeed.
 

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Looks great!
 

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Nice work.
 
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