Don’t know if you remember this shot, but obviously, I need a bedside table.
So here it is .. with out the drawer. I’ll make the drawer some time this week and post a final glamour shot. But I wasted no time putting it to use and I’m very happy to have it. The nice curly cherry if used for the door is a hand picked board fromHardwood To Go (Shannon Rogers).
Finish is shellac under Daly’s Pro Fin.
I beveled the top with my hand planes and then finished the cabinet with shellac and Daly’s ProFin.
I did a step by step of the hinge installation for anyone whose interested .. and .. so I don’t forget how I did it. I used card scrapers on all for sides to create the proper spacing. The card scraper just happens to be the same thickness as the hinge washer.
The pre-trim perfect fit. Just a bit too big all around.
Card scrapers create the perfect spacing. Card scrapers all around.
Dummy marks so I don’t put the hinges in backwards.
Initial hinge spacing using a card scraper.
Why use the card scraper? .. because its the same size as the hinge washer.
Locating the hinge front to back using the combinations square.
And now back to the bedside table that I was working on. After the initial dry fit, it seems like every thing still fits .. whew! Things have been stickered, but its been since before Thanksgiving that I’ve been able to work on it.