Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Custom Liquor Cabinet (pt1)

Custom Liquor Cabinet (Pt 1)


  • 4' x 8' 3/4" Furniture-grade plywood (Box)
  • 1/2" x 18" x 9' milled board (Doors)
  • Screws
  • Dowels (1/2")
  • Custom hinges
  • Custom lock


  • Table Saw/Circular Saw
  • Cordless Drill
  • Router

ADHDiY labor

Planning: 1 Hrs
Cutting2 Hrs
Assembly:  4 Hrs

Cost: $150

As the nature of ADHDiY, most of my projects are in pieces, with work done here and there as time permits.

My latest small project is for a friend, and is a small liquor cabinet that utilizes plywood and one of the boards from my Milled Logs.  Going through the pile of boards, we chose a 1/2" thick piece that measured 18" wide, and was about 9 feet long.
It carried a live edge, as well as a knot hole near one of the ends.

The overall measurements of the cabinet is:


Labor hours were broken up into cutting one day, with assembly and finish on separate occasions.

What the groove was to look like, success on board 1!

I had issues with the routing table (as noted in DiY Fails), which resulted in the entire box being ruined. I had to buy another sheet in order to complete the project.  The failed pieces will eventually be used for another, smaller, cabinet at a later time.

What happens when the router bit becomes

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