||This is a china cabinet I designed myself, for my daughters
wedding gift. It's made from ash with a Watco finish. The doors on Pam's
cabinet are 1/4" ash ply in a solid ash frame. It looks ok but raised panels
would have looked nicer. The cabinet was built in 2 pieces, to make
it lighter for transporting, and because my shop has a 74" ceiling. (that's
2 inches clearance for me) The final assembly test and pin connections
were done in the garage.
||These are a couple of "in progress" shots. The carcass
is 1/2" ply painted and the face frame, sides, shelves, floor and
doors are solid ash from a local mill. I haven't got my raised panel door
bits yet so I used lap joints on the doors with a 1/4" sheet of ash
ply for the panels.
||The second "in progress" picture shows the upper portion
face frame. I used 3/4" ash ply for the backs of the upper half andsolid
ash for the rest. I tried to get the concave cut in the shelves to reflect
the arch on the doors. The finish isWatco oil again, very forgiving stuff.
I apologize for the lousey pictures!
You can get the plans
from WOOD Magazine here!
If your interested in looking at WOOD Magazines slide
show how they built theirs, you
can go here!