Stickly / Shaker hybrid display cabinet


wtnhighlander

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@Mark J, hand planes (electric or not) really shine in this case, because it is simple the sight along the board and mark the spots to hit. A jointer machine is more difficult to use this way, but not impossible. But folks generally remove stock from only one side until it is flat when using a jointer, so more stock is lost in the end.

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11 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

It's been a month ... I almost forgot what I needed to do next.

Happens to me, too.  Sometimes I actually leave myself a note as to what to do next. 

11 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

a lighter color to brighten the inside. Probably going to use some white oak at my disposal,

Full disclosure, oak has never been one of my favorite woods.  But I'm wondering if its strong grain pattern might look busy in a display cabinet?  Of course, you can't beat the price on "already paid for" oak.

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I really like the white oak strip idea. White oak and walnut complement each other pretty nicely, espically if the oak isn't stained and just left natural.

This build is looking good. I agree with chet that side panel is going to look awesome with finish on.

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Well, I knew the glue-up didn't go smoothly, but I wasn't prepared for this. Somehow, the already-glued carcase was pulled out of square during my struggle to get the face frame pieces into place. I only noticed while I was measuring for the inset door frames.  :angry:

There is a strong 3/8" difference in the diagonals now, and no way is it going to rack back into shape. I'm considering my options for going forward.

1. Build the doors to fit the rhomboid openings. The scale of the case makes it all but impossible to see the corners aren't 90*.

2. Trim the face frame to produce a square opening for the doors.

3. Split the difference to avoid the frame pieces being too crooked at any one spot.

4. BBQ.

Any suggestions from the collective?

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