Lee Valley Tools    Woodworking Newsletter
   Vol. 3, Issue 6
   July 2009
   Patricia's Bridal Cabinet: Part 3

Patricia's Bridal CabinetEditor's Note: The following is the final article in a series of three.
Part 1 can be found in Volume 3, Issue 4; part 2 can be found in Volume 3, Issue 5.

The third article in this series explains the door and drawer construction, as well as all of the design motifs used to adorn the piece and tie the parts together visually.

For the glass door, the two drawers and the two raised-panel doors, I wanted to create some unifying design motif; I decided to use variations on a common oriental pattern.

I started by making the raised-panel doors. The front corner of the frame is mitered and has a single blind mortise and tenon; the back side of the rail meets the stile with a plain shoulder. In framed-up work, it is good practice to provide extra length to the stile, called a horn, as this prevents splitting where there are deep mortises. These horns are then removed after assembly.

A 1/4" groove holds the raised panel. To give the door a softer feeling, I eased the frame's inside edge. As I mentioned above, the corner of the raised panel is carved with a pattern that recurs elsewhere in the drawer fronts and upper glass door.

Raised-panel door.
Raised-panel door.
Previous Page
Go to page:
Next Page
   Other Articles from this Issue
    What's New in Woodworking
Titan® Rail Connectors

Titan® Rail
Nail Pullers

Japanese Milled-Tooth Files

Milled-Tooth Files
Hose Clamp Kit

Clamp Kit
Drill-Press Table & Fence

Table & Fence
Crown Pro PM Turning Tools

Crown Pro PM
Turning Tools
Desks, Bookcases & Entertainment Centers

Bookcases &
Ent. Centers
Flex-shaft & Dust Extractor

Flex-shaft &
Dust Extractor
    News & Events  
     Lee Valley Seminars
  From the Collection
Featured Patents
From the Archive
Customer Letters
What Is It?
    Subscriber Services

Privacy Policy

Newsletter Archive