Wrapping Up the Liquor Cabinet: Part 3

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Work on the Cedar Spirits liquor cabinet continues with glue-up of the top and bottom panels.

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After removing the clamps and cleaning up the exterior finish, I fastened the stand to the bottom of the cabinet.

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Meanwhile… back in Carol’s weaving studio… work progresses on the textile runners that she designed specifically for this piece.

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After taking the woven fabric off the loom, Carol “wet finishes” it by hand washing and then drying before hand-stitching the hems.

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I selected a plank of deodar cedar for the drawer boxes. This will work well for the sides, backs and bottoms, along with another piece of Honduran mahogany for the drawer fronts.

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A fresh honing of the plane iron, and it’s time to begin the final surface preparation and fitting of the cabinet doors.

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A full height door pull is made from a piece of Honduran mahogany..

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The door edge to receive the door pull is given a small reveal and prepped for glue-up.

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Here’s the right door and pull being glued together.

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Now it’s time for fitting of the door, mortising for the knife hinges, and final surface preparation.

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Shellac finish on the interior and oil and resin blend on the exterior.

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I’ve ordered up three glass shelves for the top and interior of the cabinet. Below I’ve cut parts for adjustable height shelf support pegs of Honduran mahogany with brass pins.

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I finished the wood with shellac, set the brass pins and topped them all off with a neatly trimmed square of leather to serve as a pad for the glass.

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I also added a narrow strip of leather onto the cabinet top to support the top glass.

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Door stops are next. Honduran mahogany, once again, with a hole bored for rare earth magnets. Similar magnets will be installed in the door panels.

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The completed cabinet.

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Next time I’ll show you how I make the hand cut dovetail drawers.

Hej då and happy shavings!

Craig