Profile on curved doors veneered and ready to hang on new drinks cabinet in walnut and steel. The vaneer for the entire door front is taped together and the curve edges cut down the centre , the veneer is then offered up to the two doors, along the flat areas and over the profiled hinge edges.
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Samples of British Hardwoods in all their unfinished glory ready for Ecobuild 2018 at the Excel centre all next week.
All internal components completed for new drinks cabinet in walnut and steel
The carcass of the walnut drinks cabinet is was succesfully jointed and glued together and is now ready for sanding before its sent off for a spray finish. Looking gert lush!
The legs of the drinks cabinet are strengthend and stabalised by two curved leg frames, curving in from the legs to meet in the middle, where they are connected with a steel conduit and a wooden substrate. Both are fitted into the leg rails with West Systems 2 part Epoxy resin into pre-drilled holes.
The carcass of the walnut drinks cabinet is finally jointed and glued together. A combination of sash clamps and the Bessy KR clamps, with their large soft jaws did the trick.
The walnut drinks cabinet is mocked up full size in MDF. A mock-up of one of the doors is completed and hung with Soss hinges. Now all the construction questions have been answered I can now start build the cabinet proper.
The walnut drinks cabinet is complemented by a wavy steel handle that snakes down the carcass front. The handle will be fixed to inside edge of the left-hand side door so the shape of the meeting edges are dictated by its wave. Today I have perfected the wave form template to help create a lamination forma to transform a straight piece of walnut into the desired shape.
I have had a lot of fun fitting and testing the LED lights and mirrors for the new walnut drinks cabinet. The LED lights are so flexible, robust and most important of all, safe. There is very little heat coming from the bulbs which gives you so much more scope for concealed lighting. Should look great once the MDF is swapped for the finished walnut.
Door Shelves for the tumbler glasses are mitre cut and #jointed for the bottom of each door. The drinks cabinet will also accommodate three wine glasses in each door.
Walnut rails are removed from the press forma and planed and sanded into their final shape. The legs have a slight taper on the inside corner and the rails are jointed 80mm from the bottom of the tapered surface, curving inwards to meet each other. The pictures show the rail joining the two front legs.
The new drinks cabinet will have two curved leg rails, both peeling inwards from the front and back legs to meet in the centre, where they will be joined by a steel rod conduit. As well as joining and strengthening the legs, the rails are prominent decorative feature and must compliment the overall design so the curve must be as perfect possible. I hope to achieve this by creating a template and adjusting the shape by hand. This template will then be used to create a lamination forma that can bend and glue several straight strips of solid walnut together to make the curved form.
The main drawer for the drinks cabinet is now completed and ready for gluing up. The wild grain on the drawer front was a little too much even for the Veritas jack plane so out came the trusty cabinet scraper. The partition and sub partition are also completed and jointed to the drawer carcass.