Cherry bench/beer fridge cabinet/ plant stand
Quite a few firsts in this build. This challenged me from start to finish. It was even a struggle to find the right hinge. This is my bench/beer fridge cabinet/plant stand. I think that it came out pretty darn well and will be a nice addition to our sunroom.
Its solid cherry with Walnut inlays, dowels for the cabinet construction, and wedges for the mortise and tenon. The finish is @rubiomonocoatusa pure. It leaves a really nice natural satin finish.
This is the first time I was able to incorporate the CNC with some traditional woodworking. I used the cnc to cut the pattern in the door (taking a very nerve racking 6 hours to carve), the inlays and the legs. You can see in the picture that I used the inlay to cover up some knots that were pretty ugly and deep.
The tapered legs are attached with wedged mortise and tenon. Being the 1st time I had done these I watched @thirdcoastcraftsman videos a dozen times to make sure I wasn’t missing any thing. I was pretty nervous about breaking the tenons as I hammered the wedges in but they stayed solid and add a nice accent to the top. Although they aren’t all even ,it still works. I attached the legs together with a 15deg angled half lap joint. They are nice and secure. No wobbling.
I also added really tiny tapered legs to the bottom of the cabinet and are attached with some threaded inserts and ¼ - 20 bolts.
The back piece was a pain to glue up and clamp. I had to do a few trials to get it just right. It sits at a 15deg angle which meant making a jig to cut the miters on the side and then using google sketchup to find the top angle. I was really excited when it fit together.
A really satisfying project to finish, I gained a few new skills and now we have a new bench.
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A salt lamp adds a nice touch at night.
The cabinet houses a beer fridge to hide the stickers from college.
Walnut flower inlay to cover some nasty knots
These legs were cut on a CNC but the mortises were easier to cut using the table saw. This made sure they fit the mortise I had cut
Wedged mortise and tenon for the legs and a half lap joint to stabilize the legs. The wedges are walnut.