Start with the basic case

IFrom 3/t"-thick cherry, cut the sides (A), fixed shelf (B), and top and bottom (C) to the sizes listed in the Materials List.

2 Mark the locations and cut a 3A" dado 'A" deep on the inside face of each cabinet side (A). Then, cut or rout a 'A" rabbet Vs" deep along the back inside edge of each cabinet side.

3Mark the shelf-hole centerpoints and drill lA" holes ]A" deep on the inside face of the side pieces (40 holes total).

After viewing Drawing 1a for reference, rout a chamfer along the front and side edges of the top and bottom pieces (C).

5Sand the cabinet pieces. Now, dry-clamp the cabinet (A, B, C) with the back edges of A and B flush; check for square. Mark the dowel-hole center-points on the top and bottom pieces, and drill 3/s" holes through the top and bottom and 1" into the ends of the side pieces. Remove the clamps.

Cut eight 3A"-diameter dowels \3A" long. (We used cherry dowel stock; see the Buying Guide for our source.) Next, glue, dowel, and clamp the cabinet assembly (A, B, C) together, checking for square. Wipe off excess glue with a damp cloth. Trim and sand the protruding end of each dowel flush with the cabinet surface, being careful not to mar it.

7 Mark the location and fasten the hinges to the right-hand cabinet side (A). (See the Buying Guide on page 81 for our source of hardware.)

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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