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
The cherry stock has been dimensioned and dovetails are cut.
Cutting all of the mortises with the help of my shop assistant.
Installing knife hinges.
You can never have enough clamps.
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.
A few of the many dutchman that were installed.
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).