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(Vi x - 14")
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(2ty" x 20")
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Doors & Drawers
After the case itself is complete, there are still a few things left to add. The first of these an? the doors. Like the sides and back, the doors are frame and panel assemblies, as shown in the drawing above. So building them won't be any different than the case assemblies that were built earlier.
Gap. There's one thing to point out about the doors. I built mine with a '/a" gap on all four sides, as you can see in Figures 4c and 4d. This is a Little larger than usual, but the larger gap creates a shadow line that makes the doors really stand out.
Regardless of the size of the gap, I always go about installing an inset door the same way. First, I mortise the hinges into tine door to create the gap I'm looking for. Then, I match that gap around the other edges of the door.
Fitting inset doors can be a bit challenging. But there are a few tips that can make the process go a little smoother. You can learn more about it in the article on page 26.
Hardware. Once the doors are installed, you can attach the hard-
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NOTE: stiles and kails are made from vv'-tmick stock. door panels arc vi"-thick
ware. I used a set of magnetic catches at the top of the case to keep tine doors closed (Figure 4d). I decided to use cherry knobs that are stained darker to contrast with the fir used in the rest of the case.
Drawers. The final items to build are tine drawers for the bottom of the case, as shown in Figure 4. The drawers are made with straightforward tongue and dado joinery. Tine box at right will give you a good idea of how to do the work. A 3/.j"-thick false front is screwed to tine drawer boxes.
The drawer box is built first. Then after attaching the slides, you can fit the false front. For a consistent look, I used the same gap around the false fronts as I used on the doors (?/&")■ When sizing tine false fronts, keep in mind that they'll need to overlap the middle divider in the case, as shown in Figure 4b.
Tongue & Dado
Drawer Joinery. When it came to building the drawers for the tool cabinet, I chose an easy-to-cut joint that adds a lot of strength. To make the joint, start by cutting a dado in tine drawer sides, as you see in the left drawing. Then cut a matching tongue in the fronts/backs. When the false front is attached, it actually strengthens the joint like a locking rabbet.
(Vi x - 14")
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