Two doors Wall/Hanging Cabinet

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Blog entry by woodworm posted 03-06-2009 06:02 AM 11384 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is “honey build this” project or more cynically “you have all the tools, can’t you make this one?”...project.
So I just measured the available space in the kitchen and started cutting the boards, without any Bill of Materials or a Cutlist. I did not start with any drawing or specific design, too straighfoward. The design and all the measurements were in my head. The first thing I built was the cabinet doors and then the cabinet box sides (left & right).

Day #1 progress : Two Glass Panel Frame doors and Two Frame n’ Panel cabinet’s sides

Day #3 progress : Completed the top & bottom and the back carcas frame (1/8” plywood flush) not in the picture.

Gay #4 progress : Dry fitting…it was taking shape. I had a little problem, one of the door frame twisted (cupped & bent) making it diognally not aligned – about 3/16” proud out from the cabinet box.


I have to straighten the door by clamping/weight press to correct the twist before I can assemble it. It may take about five to seven days.

Today I got tight schedule – send my car to the car workshop (it didn’t start), go to bank, pay bills but I still have time to do some cooking…..”You smell what I’m cookin…?” Its fried prawn mixed with ground chilli and onion. We called it ”Sambal Tumis Udang”

Bye….I’m having my breakfast cum lunch now…while checking new posts, new members here in LJs….yumy yumy….

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#1 posted 03-06-2009 06:59 AM

The nice thing about “honey do” projects is that you can justify the purchase of a new tool, or jig, or accessory in order to get the project done. If my wife wants me to do something for the home, then she usually gives me the “green light” to buy what I need to do the project right. It works out for both of us.

Your cabinet looks very good. Sorry to hear about the warped door. Hope that your solution solves the problem. Look forward to seeing the finished project.

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#2 posted 03-06-2009 08:18 AM

Whats the wood? I can smell those prawns cooking all the way from Manila, Masarap na! just go light on the chili for me thanks.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#3 posted 03-06-2009 08:43 AM

The wood I used are solid nyato and nyatoh ply, except fo the carcas framing from meranti and seraya.
I also cannot take very too hot & spicy food, got gastro problem.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-06-2009 04:13 PM

Nice work! I can’t even pronounce the wood you’re using, but by the looks of it I assume it’s good stuff. I’m one of those new members….think i can get a prawn?

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 06:00 PM

Cory : ”Nyatoh” is the standard Malaysian name, falls in the family group of ”Sapotaceae”.
The colour, density and hardness is equivalent to Cherry more or less.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-07-2009 05:47 PM

Nice looking cabinet! Hope the weight idea fixes the warp problem.

Nice looking cutting board, too!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 04-29-2009 02:52 AM

Thank you for the kind welcome. Your “garage” appears to be bigger than my house! How excited you must me to get to work in it.

-- Karen W., KS.

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