Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Six

Work on the cabinet doors recommenced this week. Having previously prepared the door stuff, I stuck the lower door moulding and formed the groove for the door panels.

Lower door moulding and panel groove.

Next I cut the door stuff to the various lengths required and made the mortise and tenon joints. The joints in the upper door frames are perfectly straight-forward, however, the lower doors involved a little extra work: Because the inner edges of the lower door frames are moulded, the moulding on the ends of the stiles (equal to the width of the non-moulded portion of the frame) is cut away to allow the joints’ faces and shoulders to meet squarely.

Preparing a mitre on the end of a stile.

A fitted mitre.

Prior to gluing the frames together, the veneer on the ends of the stiles was mitred and the outer portion removed. This is to allow the cross-grained veneer on the rails to be continued to meet that of the stiles at the same 45°.

Stile veneer mitred and frame ready for gluing up.

After the frames are glued together, pieces of veneer are cut to complete the mitred corners.

Test fitting mitred veneer on an upper door.

The veneer is glued in place and when dry, is trimmed and planed flush.

Bare upper door frame.

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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