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New house building project #4: Glass doors for the 6 medicine cabinets

Blog entry by PaBull posted 09-07-2008 07:06 AM 7467 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I was busy making the glass doors for the medicine cabinets for all the bathrooms in the house. I thought I might as well share the fun with you guys. First thing I had to do after I cut the styles and rails, was make a jig to do the coping on the router table. My router table is build in with the table saw, very basic. Here some pictures of that jig.

The pictures are not the best, I took them with my PDA, sorry.

The jig rides against the edge of the table.

Now here the jig in action:

I used an old caulking gun to keep the rail in place.

Next was the sticking of the styles and rails.

I was afraid that 1.5” styles and rails would not stay together, so I reinforced by using the Kregg to put some screws in each corner.

After the doors were put together, I had to remove the back lip to make these doors “glass doors”.

I changed the router bit and moved the barrings all to the top.

I took several passes to remove all the wood.

Next was the fillers.

Planing them down.

And squaring up the corners.

I will keep you posted when they are installed and finished.



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posted 09-07-2008 01:52 PM

quite a process you’ve got there. glad I only have to make two medicine cabinets, but with everything set up, i guess it’s just as easy to make six. Nice router sled. good use for an old caulking gun. thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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posted 09-07-2008 04:37 PM

My wife did not want mirrors, so we are putting glass in these. And the girls can display their soaps and other smelly stuff.

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Scott Hildenbrand

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posted 09-07-2008 11:04 PM

Wanted to thank you for posting in such detail, if even you need to squint a bit on some pictures.

I’ve been wanting to do doors much like this for the kitchen and have been putting it off. This alone is enough of a resource to guide me in getting the doors done.

Now if I can just find the time.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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posted 09-07-2008 11:39 PM

Scott, what details do want me to shoot with a better camera?

And thanks for the nice note…

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posted 09-08-2008 05:32 AM

Actually I’m good on all the views. At this point I’m just wondering which router bit set to pick up, and if I should even bother using what I have left of the rough sawn poplar I built the fence out of. It’s laying outside now.. Should bring it in and lay it out to dry for a while.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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posted 09-08-2008 05:40 AM

Scott, this is the set I used, that way I had a seperate cope and stick.
http://www.amanatool.com/routerbits/missionstyle-cabinetmaking-55438.html

Carefull with the poplar, it might just warp on you.

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Scott Hildenbrand

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posted 09-08-2008 06:08 AM

Thanks PaBull.. That’s exactly the set I was looking for. The clean, simple lines on mission style doors are perfect.

I don’t doubt that it will warp some considering it’s never been dried. I might just play however, just to get my feet wet and make some doors for a cabinet in the shop I did.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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posted 09-08-2008 08:36 AM

Can’t wait to see some pictures…..Good luck.

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posted 09-14-2008 10:43 AM

great post bull , nice detail . thx for taking the time

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