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After three more hours of CAD work last night, I finished up the preliminary drawings for the next cover project for Woodworking Magazine. We’re calling this project “An American Wall Cabinet.” But right now a more apt name would be “An R-5 Wall Cabinet.”

This morning I spent about 45 minutes building the face frame, tombstone door and drawer front of the cabinet using the pink Ã?½”-thick Foamular insulation board. I taped up the joints with packing tape. Then I printed out the hardware from the Horton Brasses web site, cut it out (Horton scaled it full-size!) and taped it in place.

If you ever wonder how woodworking magazines get away with coverlines like “Build a Bench in a Weekend,” this is it. It’s our trade secret. We just build it out of Foamular.

After a dry-fit of all the parts (no tape), I determined that the mediary rail in the door was too wide. So I shaved off Ã?½” with a ruler and a knife and it looked much better.


 

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