I have a couple days of good weather, not much time in shop, but at 58 degrees, Im not passing up this great weather to get a head start.I jsut came up to pull splinters out of my hands.
Im not 100% certain this is something I can build, but I will do my best, take my time, and if anyone looks here, Ill post pics now and then.
I opted for ply sides and bottom, the rest will be solid mahogany.
Im pretty sure once assembled, I wont stand a chance at moving this.
I was going to build from the inside out, but after seeing my numbers, hoping they are correct, Id rather build the entire frame, mortise and tenons, dry fit it all, then work on the inside seperate cause Id rather trim 1/8 off a piece of plywood than have to change alot of rails and supports.
I will offer some cross supports between bottom rails since its going to be close to 6 feet long.
The bottom back rail will actually be underneath, unseen, but supporting the cabinet from the rear.
Im not a furniture designer, so I designed something I think Ill understand how to build.
The legs will be 1 and 3/4 by approx 2 and 1/4, enough to support the weight(solid mahogany, no glueup)
I had a few wild ideas for design, my wife didnt like any of them. I drew this one, she loved it. So thats it, a straight foward buffet/credenza.
My first step, since my mind is slipping, is choosing each piece for all parts,cutting to rough lengths for easier handling, and labeling them. Once I joint them, Ill mark that, as I have, then start ripping to rough size on TS,face joint plane, then recut on mitre and TS to actual sizes
Toughest thing Ive ever attempted.IM just hoping it looks something like the picture I drew, and the doors open somewhat straight.
Off I go, time to wake up the neighbors.