Hutch & Buffet #6: Hutch frame

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Blog entry by Mark posted 09-03-2015 04:34 PM 1397 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Buffet top and shelves. Part 6 of Hutch & Buffet series Part 7: Fitting the bottom and the glue up »

Picked up another load of 4/4 Cherry. After planing to 7/8” I rough cut it to size, straightened out the edges, ripped the corner posts and cut to size.

I laid out the dove tail for the bottom rail on the 2 front corner posts. I drilled out some of the waist then chopped the rest.

Chopping the mortices (after I had drilled most of the waist) at the top of the corner posts.

The bottom of the cabinet will be solid Cherry. To allow for expansion it will sit inside a recess combining the back rail and the piece that covers the bottom. I hope that makes sense.
The back rail and cover is a 2 part glue up after the tenons were cut. When that piece was set i laid out the 2 mortices on each corner and cut them out.

Chopping mortices for the 2 middle uprights.

After a bit of drilling and chopping this is the result.

The first dry fit.

After cutting the side stretchers and machining the tenons I drilled and chopped the mortices.

This is the second dry fit. At this time I’m test fitting the plate rails across the back.

The side assemblies have a 3/8×7/16 deep rabbet around the inside to receive the glass panels.
The uprights on the back received the same treatment as there will be 3 mirrors in the back.
Thanks for looking’.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 09-03-2015 05:17 PM

Looking good. Keep up the good work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 09-03-2015 08:03 PM

Some fine chiseling going on there Mark

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 09-04-2015 11:55 PM

Mark, I always enjoy your pictorial essays and they make me wish that I would make getting camera out more often a higher priority. Excellent work as always.

-- Art

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 04:30 AM

Thank you gents. Roger I should have bought a morticing machine lllooonnngg ago. Opportunity missed yada yada yada.

-- Mark

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