I’m building this cabinet in the shop. It’s function is to help organize a client’s mudroom, with 4 bays (one for each family member), each bay containing a shoe area, a flip-top bench for sitting on and stowing clothing articles, a coat hanging area, an open storage space and a high cabinet for lesser-used items. It’s built of a nice combination of clear-finished maple and painted plywood/hardwood. Below is the sketchup video that I uploaded to youtube to help the client understand the concept.
I always start with a full-scale drawing of the complicated parts. The above drawing depicts the painted external gables and the clear finished maple gables. The drawing helped me design the curves and shapes while transfering reliable information to Bruce, who promised to work on it over the weekend while I was camping at the Delaware Water Gap. Bruce is a fine furniture maker and a good friend of mine. We share shop space and he works in the field for Tay River when he is not making commissioned furniture pieces or building stage sets in Red Bank. Or biking.
Here we have completed the gables and Mr. June is pocket screwing the face frames together.
I am going to biscuit the gables to the maple benches on site but managed to do all the prep-work in the shop.
Using a scrap to check the biscuit allignment…
This is how we’ve left it until the doors arrive. The upper portion will have inset Shaker doors.
Just for fun I thought I’d attach a photo taken by the crane operator as he affixed the spire to the top of the WTC.