Now for the door

Cut door stiles (I), top and bottom rails (J), and center rail (K) to size. Fit your tablesaw with a Va" dado blade, and cut a Va" groove 3/s" deep centered along one edge of the stiles and the top and bottom rails and both edges of the center rail, as shown in Photo A.

Note: We used a feather board to keep the pieces firmly against the fence. We test-cut scrap to verify that the groove was accurately centered on the edge.)

As shown in Photo B, cut a Va" tenon Ys" long across the ends of the three rails (J, K). (See Drawing 3c.)

Dado For Glass Insert

If you want to install the solid cherry panel (L) instead of a glass insert, cut two 5l/ix\9" pieces of Vi" stock. (We planed Va" stock to V2" thick.) Edge-join the '/V'-thick pieces, checking that the surfaces and ends are flush. Later, trim both ends and one edge to cut the edge-joined cherry panel to finished size. Sand the panel. Cut or rout a 5/s" rabbet Va" deep along all front edges of the panel, where shown on Drawing 3.

Glue and clamp the door pieces— with the door panel dry-fitted in place, if you're using it—checking for square. (See Drawing 3b for reference.)

Fit your router with a Ys" rabbeting bit. If you plan to fit both the upper and lower openings with glass, rout along the back inside edge of both openings in the door. (See Drawings 3a, 3b, and 4 for reference.)

Cut four glass stops (M) to size, miter-cutting the ends for the top opening. Cut the bottom opening glass stops (M, N) if required. Snip the head off a #19xj/2" brad, chuck the brad into your portable electric drill, and use the brad as a bit to drill pilot holes through the glass stops [V2" in from the ends, where shown on Drawing 3.

half-round clock-support

Drill the holes for the knob and magnetic catches. Glue the knob in place.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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