Saturday, February 13, 2010

Media Cabinet - Pocket Doors Completed

So I was able to get some shop time in today and work on the pocket doors. In my last post, I was making the center door panels. I got those all milled up, door built and ready to go. I used my mock up for a little while back and drilled out the door hinges, mounted the slides and was off to the races. Here is a shot of the two doors mounted and side-by-side.
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They overlap about 1/8" in the middle, which is ok as it will allow me some room to trim and true up the doors. Here is a shot of the doors opened.
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I sort of messed up when I ordered the hardware because, as you can see, the doors to slide back all the way. When I was ordering them, it was not clear to how much travel they would have, but I got sign off from the boss (wife) that it was fine the way it is.

So, that is all I wanted to get done today, so mission accomplished. I still need to clean the glue from the doors and sand them down a bit. I'm in the home stretch though! All I need to do now is mill up all of the shelving, rout the profiles into the top and bottom, add the feet and apply the finish. Here are a couple more shots of the front with the two side swing out doors set into place.
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Be Safe!

5 comments:

  1. How did you assemble the carcase (top, bottom, vertical partitions)? Did you just glue along the length of the dados? Anything done in regard to expansion/contraction?

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  2. Kevin, great question. Right now, the partitions are not secured, I am dry fitting everything before final sanding and assembly; it just makes it all easier. Once I do assemble, they will only be glued a portions of the way down the dado to allow for expansion.

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  3. taking great shape...the texture of the wood is very nice and I love the various shades of color excellently used here.

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  4. Talking about hand crafted cd dvd storage cabinets, you got the talent dude!

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  5. The door finishing is great and the Pocket Doors Miami wood is also of good quality. The design you have chosen will look good where ever you put this.

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