Frame and panel cabinet
Welcome! / Forums / General Woodworking Discussions / Projects / Frame and panel cabinet
- This topic has 6 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 9 years, 7 months ago by George Bridgeman.
9 August 2013 at 10:17 pm #16389
I’m trying to put something together based on the bottom unit Paul describes here:
He doesn’t go over how the piece is assembled and as it’s just for the shop, I was just going to glue & screw the panels together, maybe with a 1/4″ housing in the top and sides. Does anyone have any other ideas?
I’ve done a SketchUp of the cabinet based on the panel sizes in Paul’s blog. The joints are a slip joint that Tony Konovaloff uses. It’s more of a feature than a regular mortise & tenon, plus, as there are a lot of them, I can batch the saw cuts on the band saw (don’t burn me!) and only have to remove the waste and shape the miter by hand. It’s the first time I’ve used SketchUp in anger before so if anyone’s got any tips or can point out anything I’ve done horribly wrong, please let me know!
"To know and not do is to not know"9 August 2013 at 10:19 pm #16391
Maybe attaching a zip will work…
"To know and not do is to not know"9 August 2013 at 11:39 pm #16395
If you put a tongue on top rail of side panels, and (grooves housings Dados) in top. Would probably work and I still would be tempted to use batten or at least glue blocks in inside of corners.
As for the bottom you could put a tongue on end of bottom panel rails but I can not see any benefit. I would possible go with glue and screw batten underneath panel and cover front with a plinth. Other than that you would have to build a sub frame and fix panels to that.
The only time I would use a mitre on styles and rails is when style and rail are moulded like an ovolo then I would do a scribing mitre.
Never glue panels in grooves even ply ones. Sure you know that.
Dagenham, Essex, England9 August 2013 at 11:46 pm #16396
if its just for the shop George id go with glue and screws mate.
"we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle
I would build the panels the same way he is in the tool chest build and then attach the panels to the corner posts with mortise and tenon. I don’t think anything it’s wrong with gluing and screwing, but a project like this will be a good practice for making furniture.12 August 2013 at 3:29 pm #16476
Thanks for the input, guys.
I think I’ll incorporate a housing, then glue and screw. The housing should help get everything aligned during glue-up. Good idea about using battens to help support the bottom panel!
"To know and not do is to not know"
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.