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Mailee28/08/2013 18:58:51
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I made a start on two new cabinets today and it's a new one for me as they are in Cherry. Again I used the Domino as the carcasses are in veneered board. Started the day by cutting out the pieces for each of the cabinets.
I then cut the rebate at the rear which will house the back panel. This will be in 18mm as it will be hung from a wall.
Next I attacked it with the Domino putting in the slots for the horizontal pieces.
There will be a small mirrored cabinet with glass shelves and this was given the same treatment with the addition of holes for the adjustable shelves.
With all the pieces cut I had a dry fit using some sanded Dominos to make sure I could remove them again.
There will be a painted door on the bottom of this unit so I cut some MDF to size for this.
Tomorrow I shall be lipping the edges of the panels with solid wood and adding the cornice and plinth. When this is complete I shall put a finish on the insides before assembling the unit. I will as usual keep you posted.

Mailee30/08/2013 19:46:35
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Today I got all the insides of the units in a finish and started to assemble it. I could have done with two pair of hands for this job.
While these were in a glue up I did some work on the book case. (I shall post that in the WIP for that item.)
later this afternoon I took them both out of the clamps ready for the mouldings, door, and the finish on the outsides.
This small one will have a mirrored door on the front.
I have applied a sealer to the outside of the units and will give them a good sanding tomorrow ready for the finish.

Wolfie31/08/2013 13:57:16
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Looking good Mailee.

Mailee31/08/2013 15:37:53
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Thanks Ian. I had a half day today at work but did manage to get the mouldings on and the door in a coat of primer.
I am now waiting for some more lacquer but will get the door finished on Monday.

Julian02/09/2013 19:39:59
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Hi Mailee -- You seem to be getting the hang of this cabinet making lark. They do look rather stunning though I must say, I think Cherry is a great wood for cabinet work. - Julian

Edited By Julian on 02/09/2013 19:40:26

Mailee02/09/2013 20:00:00
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Yes Julian, I might take it up as a living. LOL

I lipped the door for the small cabinet which will hold the mirror and then gave it a good sanding.

(Yes I know, it's my 'new' Festool ROS! I really am on that slippery green and white slope) LOL
I then made up the moulding to the top of the cabinet.
Finally I routed a finger groove in the side of the door due to it having a full mirror on the front. (Which I have just ordered)
When the mirror and glass shelves arrive I will have the finish on and ready to go.

Mailee03/09/2013 19:19:07
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I got the finish on the units today. I also got the door hung on the small cabinet.
I put a top coat on the white door and will polish it up tomorrow and hang it. just waiting for the mirror and glass now.

Mailee06/09/2013 17:57:16
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I had finished the units ready for fitting but hadn't taken any shots of the large one with the door and fittings on so here they are.



I will get some shots when they are fitted next week.

Bruce Rauncar06/09/2013 22:10:22
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Beautiful and well crafted cabinet and it will just look better with age on that gorgeous cherry. Excellent work!

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