Multi-Use Cabinet (1)

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Prepare Decorative Strips

Its fan-like body is prone to breaking, which necessitates a dense wood. I chose hard maple, just because I had a piece laying around. The other van cabinets that I will be building in the next few months, will carry the same decoration, so to hurry things up, I’ll make them all at the same time.

 

After dimensioning (sawing, jointing & planing) a 6” wide board of hard maple will end up in three strips of wood, each to be divided up later on into two decorative pieces.

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With the table saw blade set at 22.5°, consecutive cuts are made. The cuts start at 1¾” from the center and move outwards.

 

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With the blade set at the same angle, cut out every other partition and flatten its bottom with a small chisel.

 

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Now you cut the strip of wood midway, to create two decorative strips

 

1516The top square thickness is reduced to accommodate the cherry ‘button’.

 

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A round cherry ‘button’ is placed on top of it.

 

The length of each strip will be adjusted later during the project.

 

 The cherry ‘button’

17Made with a circle jig on the bandsaw and finished with table top sander. A better solution would be using a lathe.

 

 

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