In my DVD “Building Furniture With Hand Planes,” we offer plans for a Shaker Hanging Cabinet, which is what I’m working on throughout the DVD.
However, as some viewers have pointed out, the plans on the DVD are for a cabinet with a solid-panel door. In the DVD, I’m building a divided-light door.
If you need plans and details for the divided-light door, I’ve posted a link below to download a dimensioned SketchUp drawing of the door that you can take apart and study. Now, some of you might be confused by how the mullions are put in. I use a technique taught to me by Glen D. Huey that is a huge time-saver.
So to save some time for you, I’ve also included his article on the topic below. It is highly recommended reading for anyone who builds doors with flat mullions.
What’s different about it? Well instead of milling the rabbets and joints in the mullions (which can be tricky), Glen builds up his mullions using thinner stock. I’ve used this technique for years after learning it from him.
You glue the mullions in piece by piece. It sounds trickier than it is. The first time you do it, you’ll be amazed how easy it is. And yes, the result is very strong.
Hope this helps.
– Christopher Schwarz
Other Resources Related to this Blog Post
– Woodworking Magazine Vol. 1, which features plans for this cabinet.
– Free plans for the original cabinet with a flat panel door.
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