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  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #3

    by bricofleur     Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    My project, building two kitchen hutches for my dinning room, is coming along well. As you can see on this picture, a dry assembly has been done, screw holes have been predrilled and all joints have been checked. I've started to post every steps and...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #4 - Two mistakes, one after the other

    by bricofleur     Saturday, May 30, 2009
    Two mistakes, one after the other. When I cut the shelves for the base cabinets of the hutches, I omitted the sub-top shelf on which the top shelf will be screwed on. Since I didn’t have enough material, I had to make a supplementary glue-up with...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #72

    by bricofleur     Sunday, April 4, 2010
    To make the rabbets on which the glasses of the upper doors will rest on, I’ll be using this rabbeting bit. The bearing will follow the lower shoulder of the groove while the cutters will cut the upper shoulder to form the rabbets. Standard bits...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #20

    by bricofleur     Sunday, August 16, 2009
    I have two options to make the beadboard panels that will fill the inside of the lower cupboard doors : The router outfitted with an appropriate bit or the tablesaw with a molding head cutter. For the first test with the router, this is the router bit...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #22

    by bricofleur     Sunday, August 23, 2009
    Finally it’s time for the glue-up. The pieces rest on a heavy piece of raw cardboard to prevent any mess on my workbench. Everything is at arm’s reach for this fast glue-up; clamps, workpieces, glue, brush, panels. When the temperature is...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #24

    by bricofleur     Saturday, September 5, 2009
    To mill the profile on the edges of the top shelves, I installed a 3/8’’ radius round over bit in the router table. The bearing was not used, only the fence guided the workpieces. After making the usual tests, here are the completed edges...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #26

    by bricofleur     Monday, September 14, 2009
    This is the final step, installing decorative cove moldings under the top shelves. A thin bead of glue is enough and will prevent glue squeeze out. I drive few pin nails to hold the moldings while the glue set. Finally, here are the two completed hutches...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #27

    by bricofleur     Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Here I am starting the fabrication of the upper parts of the kitchen hutches. I cut the uprights to their approximate length at the radial arm saw. It would be hazardous to cut such long pieces (8’) at the tablesaw. The radial arm saw is the ideal...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #28

    by bricofleur     Sunday, October 11, 2009
    The four uprights and the four fixed shelves are ready, except for the width of the shelves. I must wait until the back rabbets are done to take the exact measurement. I will make the dadoes in the uprights of both hutches in pair, in one operation, so...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #32

    by bricofleur     Thursday, October 22, 2009
    No mill the holes for the adjustable shelves of the uprights I chuck up a 1/4’’ spiral bit because of its plunge feature and a 5/8’’ guide bushing. Note that my jig has been designed to use such 5/8’’ guide bushing...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #34

    by bricofleur     Friday, October 30, 2009
    While making the dry assembly, this is the best time to take measurements for the back panels. Then the back panels are cut to their final width and length. As I did for the panel doors of the lower cabinets of the huches, I’m using a molding head...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #36

    by bricofleur     Friday, November 6, 2009
    The back panels being cut in width and the beads being machined, the next step is cutting them to length. Because of the size of these panels, my shopmade panel cutter is the best jig to use at the tablesaw. I start by squaring one end. Note how well...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #38

    by bricofleur     Saturday, November 14, 2009
    I am ready to rip the stiles for the two face frames. Since my boards are long, I’m using a featherboard for uniformity as well as safety. The outfeed table behind the tablesaw is essential here. By cutting the stiles together, I’m sure they...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #40

    by bricofleur     Saturday, November 28, 2009
    After drawing the center line, I trace on a piece of hardboard each half from the paper pattern I made earlier. Here is the result. Note that an optical illusion from the camera shows the bottom of the lines curved towards the inside. I’m making...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #42

    by bricofleur     Saturday, December 5, 2009
    All the face frame pieces being cut, I temporarely stabilize them with a clamp. Now I clamp the pattern guide I made earlier and I draw all the decorative curves on the lower rail. Here are the carefully located biscuit marks for the lower rail. Hese...