Rob Brown designs and builds custom furniture and is the editor of Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement magazine. www.canadianwoodworking.com
What You’ll Need
- table saw 1346-636
- planer 1260-219
- mitre saw 1347-117
- clamps 1022-480
- sanding blocks 1061-282
- cordless drill 1239-404
- three boards approximately 8’ long x 9” wide x 1” thick
- 1/2” plywood for back panel
- glue 2020-067
- two sets of hinges 2411-045
- two magnetic door catches 2314-695
- protective finish of your choice
- chalkboard paint 1824-100
• Breakout the sides, bottom, and divider, and then machine them to final thickness.
• Leave the two sides attached to each other for now to make machining their joints easier.
• Cut the side panel to final length but leave the divider and bottom at rough length for now.
• Machine the rabbets and grooves on the sides. (photo 1)
• Determine how long the divider and bottom need to be and cut them to that length.
• Machine the rabbets to accept the back panel.
• Rip the sides, divider, and bottom to final width.