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Medicine Cabinet

author-gravatar mtaib Sep 09, 2019

This medicine cabinet was definitely a challenge for me and i am very happy with how it turned out. It is made entirely out of cherry and walnut milled locally (Indiana) with a small maple accent. It features dovetails, through wedged tenons, knife hinges, book-matched doors, a poplar french cleat that is mortised into the back of the cabinet, sliding dovetail batons (to keep the doors flat), and about ten patches/dutchman  (to help stabilize a few areas). #woodworking #wallcabinet #cabinet #walnut #cherry #dovetails #knifehinges #Summer2019WoodworkingContest

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The cherry stock has been dimensioned and dovetails are cut. 

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Cutting all of the mortises with the help of my shop assistant.  

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Installing knife hinges. 

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You can never have enough clamps. 

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Applying finish. 

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The completed cabinet. I added a relief in the bottom of each door to act as a pull. I used a dovetail bit to create a bit of an angle for someone's finger to grab onto. 

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A few of the many dutchman that were installed. 

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Here you can see the maple batons I added to help keep the doors flat (glue was only applied to the very end of one side of the dovetail).  

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That's a great looking cabinet! Thanks for sharing!

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