Hello everyone. This is video 5 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.
Now Were just about ready to glue the veneer onto the MDF. I use a home made glue spreading tool. It’s made from a scrap piece of 1.5mm stainless steel sheet. I put groves into the sheet with a flat file on a 45 degree angle. It acts similar to a tilers spreader only the groves are a lot smaller. Again I use Titebond 3 to glue the veneer into place. I use generous amounts of glue to hold veneer in place.
The spreader ensures that we get good consistent coverage through the whole board. Because were book matching. I make the back and front match. I actually cut this panel out of 4 consecutive sheet of veneer. Once it is glued into place – it would appear the to untrained eye – that the panel is a sold piece of timber rather veneer. The plastic sheet on the top and bottom is there to ensure that the panel doesn’t get glued onto the boards used to clamp the panel in place. I don’t use a vacuum bag for clamping – thats because I’m money is tight and don’t have one. I use 8 Bessey F clamps and lots of blocks.
Now the magazine has introduced me to a new type of jig that I have not seen before. What you basically do is machine a scrap piece of timber that is the same thickness and length as the boards you want to join and then put a stop block end to help with the marking and drilling.First you mark out where you want the dowels to go on the board. Then on the drill press, using a 6mm drill bit – because were using 6mm dowels. you drill out where the dowels are suppose to go. Once that is done, we then put a stop block on the end of the jig. To use the jig, we basically just position where where want the side to go, then screw it into position. We the just drill out the holes for the dowels that were going to use. We do the same for the sides of the cabinet.
In the next video we make the back panel of the cabinet.