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Offline mattbyington

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[Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« on: May 21, 2021, 01:40 PM »
Work friend Olivia wanted an entryway cabinet for paper/mail/keys etc.

Wife and I whipped up a drawing on the computer and have been working on it for a few weeks now. Work has been busy so I haven't made as much progress as I'd like on it but hoping to make more progress this weekend.

Matt




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Offline mattbyington

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Offline neilc

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 02:05 PM »
Nice work, Matt!  Are you doing any guides for the drawers?  Might check out T-channel for separating the lower drawers and giving them some consistent clearance.  Easy to cut on a table saw too.

https://www.mcmaster.com/aluminum-extrusions/multipurpose-6061-aluminum-t-bars/

Offline BIP

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2021, 04:15 PM »
Another well designed and built project.  Always admire how clean your shop is.

Offline notenoughcash

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 04:20 AM »
he's BAAAAAAAAAACK ;D

absolutely brilliant as usual Matt  [thumbs up]
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 10:26 PM »
Yea , you're dragging your feet.... O , please. Felder table..... nice... Have you looked into RUWI stuff, while you are busy making us all look like slackers.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2021, 11:56 AM »
@neilc thanks man! no glides this time, just a snug fit. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to try those out on a future project.

@BIP thanks man!!

@notenoughcash thanks so much man cheers!

@tallgrass I did...it looks really nice. I've been checking it out. The Felder table is awesome. One of those nice-to-have's without really "needing" it but once you get it soooo useful for sanding the tops of things that are tall without repositioning all the time. Thanks man!!






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Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2021, 12:13 PM »
Very nicely done! 

Offline mike_aa

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2021, 12:46 PM »
Wow, that is so cool with those doors!  Another great creative design and a well-executed build.  Thanks for your continued sharing.  It provides an inspiration to all!

How are the door panels fixed in place?

Mike A.

Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2021, 12:52 PM »
@mattbyington  really cool design.  Amazing how quickly you move from design to implementation.

I'm concerned about your panels in the doors.  Do you have any means for allowing expansion/contraction of those panels?  Given the orientation of the panel and what looks like flatsawn material, I'd expect there to be movement pushing to the top/bottom, or shrinkage throughout the year.  I know you've mentioned having climate control, but is it sufficient for no humidity change?

Still, the design is cool and you executed it very cleanly.  Your friend will be very happy.





Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2021, 03:27 PM »
Very nice looking cabinet.
It might be an optical illusion, but it looks like the drawers/bins on the right can't slide forward because of the door. If that's the case, the hinges can easily be swapped for wider throw hinges meant for cabinets with doors and inset drawers.

Offline hdv

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2021, 05:10 PM »
I can't see it from the photo's, but did you allow for movement of the diagonal pieces? They will definitely expand/shrink more than the stiles of the doors. Unless the room where this cabinet will be standing has the same relative humidity as your workshop, that will be a cause of concern. Not only now, but certainly over time.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2021, 08:07 PM »
@neilc thanks!

@mike_aa thank you! The doors are just glued up with dominos.

@mrFinpgh thanks so much! I'm concerned about them too. I totally recognized this. This was a point in the project where she really wanted this look, and I just didn't know how to do thin slats fixed in place at good intervals to allow for expansion - the pieces are way too thin for dominos (The accent strips). I'm certainly worried about wood movement as well. I think we'll see how it goes. Luckily, they are just doors - the carcass itself was designed with wood movement in mind (everything is going "front to back" grain-wise so it'l expand together, nothing is trapped). So worst case, I can make her new doors.

Thanks for the kind words man!

@Frank-Jan thank you! You are right. The doors on the right don't come out hahaha. But you can take the middle drawers out and then of course just slide the ones on the right to the left a bit and they come out. It's not ideal. To your point I might change the hinges out.

@hdv see my comment above - totally agree with you. It's a cause of concern. Totally.

Thanks everyone for the comments. This was a fun build. I am certainly worried about the movement but it is what it is. In this case it was conscious decision and not an oversight. If they break, I'll make new ones.

Matt

Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2021, 09:12 PM »

@mrFinpgh thanks so much! I'm concerned about them too. I totally recognized this. This was a point in the project where she really wanted this look, and I just didn't know how to do thin slats fixed in place at good intervals to allow for expansion - the pieces are way too thin for dominos (The accent strips). I'm certainly worried about wood movement as well. I think we'll see how it goes. Luckily, they are just doors - the carcass itself was designed with wood movement in mind (everything is going "front to back" grain-wise so it'l expand together, nothing is trapped). So worst case, I can make her new doors.

Thanks for the kind words man!


@mattbyington I hear you.  If I remember correctly, you have a sweet bandsaw and a drum sander.  So you're ideally positioned to get into doing veneer work.  If you did a shop-sawn veneer around 3/32-1/16th, you could glue it to MDF or Baltic Birch (both sides) and drop the risk of movement considerably.   It's possible to do it without a vacuum press, though it is much easier with one.

I was thinking about this the other day - it's pretty incredible that you're making stuff for your colleagues. I work in a related industry and it's hard to imagine doing something like that for one of them. Different corporate culture, perhaps.


Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 42] Beech Entryway Cabinet
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2021, 11:18 PM »
@mrFinpgh you are right. I have both. That's a great idea. On a future project sometime soon I will try some veneering!!

Thanks man. It's fun. I figure it's a hobby. I enjoy it. We like to live minimalist in a way and don't want to crowd our house with too much stuff. So we enjoy making things for other people. Plus...they are always so appreciative.

Here is what Olivia texted me after she picked it up the other day:

"I just have to say Matt… 1) I keep looking at this and seeing how beautiful it is and 2) it looks so incredibly professional.  A true craftsman quality work. amazing."

I think reading that ... makes it all worth it for me!

Matt