Cherry Amoire #3: Putting it all together

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Blog entry by swandog posted 02-04-2014 05:34 PM 1441 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fitting drawers is not for the faint of heart. It’s at this point in the project you wish you would’ve spent more time making sure everything was square. I went with metal full pull out slides..or I guess they are 18” slides and the carcass depth is 21” or so.
The upper doors are your basic mortise and tenon joinery…the tenon is a haunch tenon. The hardest part about the doors is getting the hinge mortise done correctly…that is why the one door on the left is slightly ajar…I still need to revisit that. I like hand tools but I don’t have the luxury of time (as you can see by one of my assistants in the picture below). I bought a HD trim router as recommended here on the LJ site. It works great and was well worth it. I especially like the led light…very handy.

Here is the final assembly as presented by my helper..

And finally a side view

I want to say thanks to all the others on this site for posting their projects. It’s inspirational to see all the great talent out there.

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View Julian's profile


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#1 posted 02-04-2014 06:52 PM

That’s an awesome looking cabinet. Great job by you and your assistant.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 07:30 PM

Very nice looking, and a great helper. Very nice work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 01:12 PM

Beautiful Armoire. Lots of work to produce one of these and it all looks well crafted.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 03:04 PM

This certainly is turning out nicely. You’re really doing a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 03:45 PM

Thanks everyone. I hope to finish it this month. The color should pop out after an oil/shellac/wax finish

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