A turned nob makes a great addition to a cabinet and Paul takes us through the full turning process so you can make your own. Then the finish is applied to the cabinet before a catch and the handle are fitted to finish off the project.
With the initial fit of the door complete, it can be hinged to the carcass. Then the mirror is cut to size and fixed in place with some rebated retainers.
The door is put together using Paul’s mortise and tenon method. The first step is to ensure accurate and crisp layout of the tenons and cut the rebates. Then the tenons are pared to consistent thickness using the chisel and router then sawn to length.
After checking all the joinery, Paul lays out and shapes the various round-overs. Then the retaining strips for the back are fixed in place before the carcass is glued up. The adjustable shelves are then fitted.
With the stock selected, Paul gets started with the main carcass of the cabinet. The first step is to rebate the grooves, then lay out and cut the housing dadoes. Then the stub tenons on the cross rails and associated mortises can be cut.