Hello everyone. This is video 4 on how I went about producing this Krevnov Style Cabinet. It is based on the article in the Fine woodworking magazine – issue 208. I did some slight modifications to the featured cabinet in the issue – like replacing the glass on the doors with Birds Eye Huon Pine Panels
After the boards come out of the clamps, I then use a plane to flatten the board by hand. Its great when you get shavings like this coming off the plane. I check to make sure the board is flat and buy using a plane to take off the machine marks, its save a lot of time behind the sander down the track .I then trim the board to fix exactly on the base of the cabinet. I mark it in place with a transfer straight edge. I then make the cuts with the table saw.
Next step is to make the timber buttons to hold down the base of the cabinet. We start off by getting a scrap piece of timber – in this instance – New Guinea Rosewood. We trim it down to 40mm x 19mm thick. We then make a tongue or tenon that is about 5.5mm thick – the slot cutter cut a 1/4″ rebate so we want loose fit for the buttons. We then cut the strip down to individual buttons that are about 30mm wide. This is how it sits in place and how loose it is that’s the way it’s meant to be, you don’t want it too tight. We then pre drill a hole in the middle of the button where the screw will go. That completes the buttons, we can then use them to fix the base of the top half of the cabinet onto the base. I then select the screws – Just got to make sure that the screws are not too long otherwise the will penetrate the other side of the board. Then I affix the board on with the 8 buttons.
Next step is to start on the back panel. I machine the sides, top and bottom rails to 15mm thick. This hammer jointer thickness has been a good work horse over the years. I got a combination machine because when I purchased this machine, my workshop was a lot smaller. Now that I have this larger workshop, a stand alone thicknesser is next on my shopping list. Before I start working with veneers, I dappen the veneer and press it to make it flat and easy to work with. The panel is going to be skinned with Birds Eye Huon Pine. As you can see, I will book match the two leafs .Cutting a straight edge on the veneer – lots of light cuts rather than a few heavy cuts. When you do the heavy cuts, the blade will tend to follow the grain of the timber. I then use a bit of PVA to hold the two leaves together for pressing.
In the next video – we finish of the back panel and start putting the top half of the cabinet together.