Display Cabinet

Rough stock

Well I have started a new project. I am making a large wall hung display case. The cabinet will be 83″ wide by 66″ tall by 8 3/4″ including the glass doors. I have been commissioned to make this case to display a gun collection.

I am making this out of poplar and mdf as it will be a painted cabinet to match the bar it will be hung behind.

I am using a new to me mitered glue joint router bit and I am very happy with the results so far. I list this bit in the scary department. When a router bit is large and spinning the noise can be un-nerving. This is not the largest bit in my collection. However when working in new territory it’s better to be a bit nervous.

I use a fence with anti-kickback guides on both the top and front side to keep the material straight and true through the bit and it produces a very clean ready for glue surface for quick assembly. When glued and clamped it pruduce a very tight joint with no visible line at the tip. The following pictures show how my assembly has turned out so far.

This is where I’m at so far. The panels are assembled for the sides. I pre-primed the raised MDF panels prior to assembly as they absorb  the primer on the edges. The color will be a satin black similar to a wine cabinet I made a few years back.

I will be posting more updates as I progress on this project


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