Wrapping Up the Liquor Cabinet: Part 2

IMG_20190215_104815.jpg

16/4 plank of Honduran mahogany. Material source for the cabinet stand.

IMG_20190215_123229.jpg

Four legs. Four stretchers. Rift sawn.

IMG_20190216_141306.jpg

Cutting slot mortises.

IMG_20190216_181017.jpg
IMG_20190217_153337.jpg

Sixteen stepped floating tenons.

IMG_20190222_120311.jpg

Below is a short video showing how I configured the stepped mortises.

All of the tenons are fitted by hand.

IMG_20190222_143334.jpg

I used the tools shown below for the fitting.

IMG_20190222_203501.jpg

Two stage glue-up and the assembly is complete.

IMG_20190225_073610.jpg

All of the outside surfaces of the stand were then hand planed to fit the stand flush with the bottom panel of the cabinet.

IMG_20190226_131622.jpg
IMG_20190226_132452.jpg
IMG_20190226_132530.jpg

Next I set out to tackle a couple of brass brackets to mount the cabinet to the stand.

IMG_20190226_162819.jpg
IMG_20190226_175247.jpg

Surfaces of the brackets and the top of the screws were hand finished with sandpaper.

IMG_20190226_193513.jpg
IMG_20190226_193600.jpg

Feels like progress is being made. The yarns ordered for Carol’s runners that will accompany the piece finally arrived!

IMG_20190228_214341.jpg

Time to cut mortises into the stand for the mounting brackets.

IMG_20190301_122037.jpg
IMG_20190301_125813.jpg
IMG_20190301_132851.jpg
IMG_20190301_143239.jpg

Dry fitting the stand to the cabinet bottom.

IMG_20190301_144957.jpg
IMG_20190301_145506.jpg

I created a small shadow line/reveal using the router and flush-cut bit with a guide bearing and template.

IMG_20190301_161740.jpg

After some edge softening and final surface preparation the stand was ready for a two-coat oil and resin finish.

IMG_20190302_123356.jpg

In Part 3, I’ll wrap up the cabinet assembly.

Hej då and happy shavings!

Craig