The first challenge of this project were the proud finger joints for the top and sides. I used the table saw with 1/4 inch dado blade and some stop blocks on my miter gauge. I cut the fingers for the top first and then fitted the side fingers to them. Of course, I made a series of test cuts first. I also left the sides long in case I screwed up. That way I could just cut the fingers off and try again. This is the third project in row I haven't had to "re-make" any parts. Either I'm getting the hang of this wwing thing (scary) or just lucky.
The second challenge was the interior of the Cabinet. It has three drawers and an upper center divider; with two Brusso necklace carousels on the right side and two adjustable shelves on the left side.
Because of the clearance required by the SOSS hinges, I bascilly had to build a box inside the cabinet to hold the drawers. In buiding this interior box, I decided to use the proud finger joints again to provide some visual interest.
Since the G&G style can be described as somewhat masculine, I used the Ambrosia Maple to impart little feminine touch to the Jewelry Cabinet. In that regard, the maple was used for the drawer fronts which are finger jointed into the sides. I also decided to add the tsuba detail to the front of drawers with an integrated pull similar to the G&G Curio Cabinet.
Some other details I would like to highlight are (1) the Base - which will allow this Cabinet to be placed on a table, dresser, or stand, if one wishes; (2) the magnetic catches and ebony door stops on the center divider; and (3) the door pulls (once again inspired from Marc's Gadget Station).
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