In this part of the project, I will show you how to attach the back panel of the cabinet to ensure no damage is caused to the edge of the plywood, and the internal faces of the cabinet.
How to Make a Cabinet by Hand
In this series, I show you step by step instructions on how to build a beautiful cabinet entirely by hand. The series is spread over 30 videos that focus on individual processes within the project meaning everything is explained to the very last detail. We cover techniques such as:
- Edge jointing panels
- Dimensioning material
- Cutting lapped dovetails
- Ensuring square glue-ups
- Constructing and fitting a traditional frame and panel door
- Constructing and fitting a traditional drawer
- Lipping material
- Sanding and finishing.
By the end of the course, you will have a thorough understanding of all the above techniques and processes and be able to implement them into your upcoming projects.
In this lesson, I will show you how to attach the top and bottom of the cabinet. In doing so, I will touch on various points such as flushing off endgrain, drilling holes for screws, and profiling edges.
In this part of the project, I show you how to conduct a dry assembly to ensure the carcass will go together properly. As well as talk you through how to spot and amend potential issues you may face.
In this part of the cabinet project, I will be showing you how to prepare the cabinet for gluing up. We will focus on flushing joinery, pre-sanding inside faces, and will prepare the drawer cavity for a smooth, obstruction free fit.
In this part of the project, we will be focusing on fitting the shelf within the carcass. This will involve some sizing of material and rebate cutting on both sides of the shelf.
In this part of the build, I am going to show you both the power tool and the hand tool method to cut the grooves and the rebates for the cabinet. You will find both videos listed on this page.
In this part of the project, we will begin making the drawer runners to fit within the bottom of the cabinet. This is a great introduction to the glorious topic of wood movement!
In this lesson, I show you how to cut, refine and fit the half-blind dovetails to achieve a superior result!
In this part of the Cabinet project, I show you how to both layout and cut the half-blind dovetails that hold the carcass together.
In this lesson, I show you how to size panels by hand to ensure they are straight, square and parallel.