Wrapping Up the Liquor Cabinet: Part 1

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It’s been a while… so I’d like to pick up where I left off and bring you up to date with what’s been happening around here. The yellow cedar liquor cabinet is long since completed, but I haven’t shown you how it came together. So, here it is. Part 1 of a four part update to bring you up to speed.

Let’s begin by applying some shellac to the interior of the back panel.

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Below, hand planing the fit of the interior partitions to the back panel.

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Followed by a glue-up.

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I ordered brass knife hinges from Sanderson Hardware.

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Beautifully made and a pleasure to install.

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Next, I prepared the back assembly to receive the side panels.

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Checking carefully for a good fit.

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A series of two glue-ups and the side panels are in.

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This was a fairly involved glue-up. Risk level was high, as I had no additional yellow cedar material to cover for me if I made any mistakes!!! A good solid gluing set-up makes for a successful result… whew!

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Out of the clamps.

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My attention then turned to the top and bottom panels as I prepared them with edgebands.

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The larger edgebands at the front and rear of the top will be to support a glass top.

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I think (?) I mentioned in an earlier post that this piece is a collaboration with Carol, our resident handweaver. It’s time to select and order colors for the runners that will adorn the cabinet.

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Preparing for the top and bottom assemblies.

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Mortising the hinges into the top and bottom panels prior to glue-up.

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Final surface preparation of the main body of the cabinet.

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And softening of the edges…

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Same goes for the top and bottom panels.

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Shellac on the interior surfaces.

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And oil on the exterior.

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Next time we’ll take a look at the Honduran mahogany stand.

Hej då and happy shavings!

Craig