Two Finished Projects
We have an island in our kitchen with the back side of it open and it typically has been a place for "clutter" to happen. My better half has been asking me to build something to fill the space so I finally built her a wine rack and a cabinet. I built the wine rack first using 3/4" birch ply. The racks holding the wine bottles are maple.
The cabinet is also made from 3/4" birch except the doors which are maple. I bought the 4/4 rough cut maple at a local hardware place, milled the faces down to 3/4" inch, edge jointed the boards using my table saw ( I don't have a jointer) and then glued the pieces together using dowels to form the door panels.
I was concerned about installing the euro style hinges since I had never done it before, but it turned out to be much easier than I had expected.
I made the shelves in the cabinet adjustable by drilling holes and installing shelf pins, another thing that was new for me. While I was searching for a template to drill the holes, I came across an idea using 1/4" pegboard. Since I happened to have a piece, I gave it a try and it worked great.
I finished both pieces with several coats of spray lacquer, rubbing down with 0000 steel between coats.
Overall, both projects were fun to build and I learned some new techniques.