Solid 6/4 cherry and cherry plywood for the panels. 1 coat of cherry danish oil to even the color then 4 coats for arm-r-seal semi gloss.
Half blind curly maple draw sides.
Top and bottom case dovetails match.
Theo7gh floating tennons. More decorative than anything.
Grain matched from top to bottom. The other side too.
6/4 s2s cherry cut to rough length.
I s4sed that wood.
And glued it up into the requisite panels.
At this point i decided to go with dovetail joints, however I didn't have a vice that could hold 15in wide panels so i had to make a moxon vice. Did a exact width dado jig while i was at it.
Next i had to fill some voids and checks in the wood. T88 epoxy with a few drops of brown mahogany trans tint dye
First time doing any dovetail joints that weren't practice in 3/4 in scraps. Figured I'd do one test to get my bearings. It fit so i moved on.
Marking the pins.
First joint is a success! Just had to do this 5 more times.
Exact width dado jig for the shelf boards.
Lower case mostly assembled. I thought that some additional support might be necessary so…
I i cut a slot in the shelf.
Then a slot in a matching piece to give some vertical support. This joint was the hardest part of the entire build you can't see inside the joint to see where material needs to be removed.
Looks much more stable
Time to smooth it all out.
Thats just from the plane. First time really using the number 4 in place of sand paper. Much preferred.
Cutt8ng the top case down to width.
And more sawing.
And more chopping
And more smoothing.
Finished outer case. Bonus points it was only 1/32nd off square
Not sure what to call this decorative recess in the top, but this is the runner for it on the wrong side. Oops.
Runner and recess on the right side and the wrong mortise patched in the back there.
It looks like a book shelf.
The lowest shelf was just held in a dado. I decided it looked a little plain compared to the dovetails on the top. Cut some through exposed tenons
Fit the pieces into place.
This was a fun glue up.
Those through tenons plabed smooth. The tow outer are te width and in line with the outer tails the middle is the width and in line with the middle pin
I think this is the other side
Glue up for the draw dividers.
Gluing some bottom support and toe kick to the lower case. This wasn't in the origional plan but i thought it looked better.
Draw fronts fit in place. Grain matches across the three.
Finished draws. The backs are doweled in. The bottom is cherry veneer from the restore over mdf.
Layout for the doors. I was hesitant to use horizontal grain on the panels but i think it turned out pretty good.
Rails and stiles cut to size and width. Or so i thought
Panel fit checking for square and taping for a test fit.
I made a mis calculation . There's 1.5 in of overlap. Origional i had planed on having a 3/4 in space on either side so the doors could be recessed. I found some hinges that would work and apparently added that 3/4 to all sides of the door? Im not really sure but at least it was too long.
I fixed it. The middle 2 stiles, and outer 2 stiles are all cut from the same boars. The rails grain match across the 2 doors .
Hinges mounted and all.
Im not a big fan of metal hardware these were some simple pulls i made from scraps
I fir each draw and door. And then boring weeks of finish. If you made it this far thanks!