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Project Information

I'm still a newb, so be gentle.

This is a corner cabinet that I made to stand in a corner in my house (near the main entrance). The carcass is made of 3/4 birch plywood, with a butt joint reinforced with dowels in the back. The shelves are attached using dado joints, and are spaced 8" from each other.

It has double overlapping doors with a 3/8 inset. The rails and stiles (as well as the face frame) are red elm, and the inner panel is maple. The face frame and the rails/stiles are 1 1/2". I really had to stretch the Maple so I wouldn't need to cut yet another piece for a glue up, so there are some rough edges on the inner part of the doors.

I chose 3/8 partial inset overlapping doors because my own kitchen cabinets are designed that way. This way, if I was unsure about how to proceed with a certain step, I would have a real life example as a reference point.

I used "Royal Purple" minwax water stain for the frame, General Finishes "Antique Oak" for the inside, and no stain for the maple. For the top coat, I used Minwax semi gloss brushing lacquer for the trim, and General Finishes water based poly satin for the door. I'll be using more of General and less of Minwax from now on.