Start with the basic cabinet

IFrom Va" plywood (we used walnut), cut the sides (A) and top and bottom (B) to the sizes listed in the Materials List. (To support the thin veneer fibers and minimize splintering when cross-cutting the plywood, we lightly marked the outlines with a pencil. Next, we placed masking tape next to the cutlines, made the cuts, and then removed the remaining tape.)

2 Referring to Drawing 1, mark the rabbet and dado locations across the top inside edge and 5Va" from the bottom edge of the sides (A). Cut or rout the rabbets and dadoes. (We used a router fitted with a straight bit and an edge guide.)

3 Cut a Va" rabbet V2" deep along the back inside edge of each side piece (A). See Drawing 1a for reference. Now, cut a pair of 5/s" grooves Vie" deep on the inside face of each side piece for the shelf standards. (We test-cut the groove in a piece of scrap stock first to verify that our standard would fit snugly into it and remain flush with the surface.)

4Cut a 3A" rabbet Vs" deep along the front outside edge of each side piece to form a tongue.

5 Dry-clamp the pieces, and check for square. Measure the width of the rab-

#4 finish rabbet

Va" rabbet V2" deep

R=46"

Va" flutes 3/ie" deep

Va" rabbet V2" deep

%"dado Va" deep 51/4" from bottom edge

5/a" grooves Vie" deep, for shelf standards

Tongue And Groove Rabbet

3" rabbet %" deep V groove %" deep shelving showcase b stile

  • x % x 3" cleat-.
  • x 3 x 9%" top stopblock

Note: Start/stopblocks are designed for a router with a 6"-diameter base.

shelving showcase

  • x % x 3" cleat-.
  • x 3 x 9%" top stopblock

Note: Start/stopblocks are designed for a router with a 6"-diameter base.

  • x 3 x 6%" bottom startblock b stile
  • x % x 3" cleat
Building Cabinet Rabbet Cut Back
  • x 3 x 6%" bottom startblock
  • x % x 3" cleat

Bottom end of(E

0 cabinet bottom

Vt" dadoes Va" deep, routed after cabinet is assembled

V2" coves

Vt" dadoes Va" deep, routed after cabinet is assembled

V2" coves

V32 hole, countersunk on back side (Mating hole is a %4" pilot hole 1/2" deep.)

beted opening in the cabinet back, and cut the back panel (C) to size from ]A" walnut plywood. The plywood back is flush with the top face of the top (B) and flush with, the bottom face of the bottom (B).

6 Glue and clamp the basic cabinet; check for square. Glue and nail the back panel in place. Installing the back panel now helps square up the assembly.

7 Temporarily position the shelf standards in the grooves. Measure the grooved opening above each. Then, to match the veneered cabinet interior, cut and resaw four filler blocks (D) from %" walnut plywood to fit. Glue the filler blocks in place; remove the standards.

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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