Introduction: Leftover Cabinet

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During my internship at Spaans en van Egmond I made a cabinet using a rather large batch of leftover plywood with oak veneer.

The material wasn't long or wide enough to make a decent cabinet so I improvised.

Step 1: How to Start / Tools

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First make the design. Mine had to fit a refrigerator, electric stove and an extractor hood.

I made a sketch.

I made a drawing to scale. (x0.25) with dimensions.

This is for your insight in the project because it will get confusing due to the amount of wood you will have around.

TOOLS:

- Tablesaw (Altendorf F-45)

- Lamello router (Lamello Classic X)

- Festool ETS EC

other various things:

nice and flat mdf for under the clamps.

toothbrush (for removing glue).

Step 2: Machine Your Parts

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It's very important you machine all your tiles at the exact same *width*.

If you fail to do this, the motive will shift.

The size of these tiles is +-300mm by *150.00mm*

Step 3: Pair the Wooden Tiles

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Use a pencil to pair the tiles. It's fun to combine quartersawn with plain sawn parts.

This adds to the motive.

Step 4: After Pairing All the Wood You Will Have to Use a Lamello Router.

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This keeps the tiles from floating on the glue.

Check If the Biscuits You Placed Make for a Flat Panel.

Step 5: Glue the Tiles Together

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Beware.

Clamps can push the tiles up and/or down, make sure you have room to clamp the panel you are making to the table.

Remove any glue that comes out of the seems with a toothbrush you dip in water.
Don't make the wood too wet during this process. Wipe dry any excess water or this will discolour the material.

Let the glue dry for 3 hours at a minimum of 15 degrees celsius.

Step 6: Saw Off the Waste Material

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I did the alignment by hand. Straight line at 6mm to the right of my saws 0 line.

For makers that are not that experienced on tablesaw. Use a mold at the ruler side of the table to keep everything at the correct angle.

Step 7: Glue the Panels Together.

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Remove any glue that comes out of the seems with a toothbrush you dip in water.

Don't make the wood too wet during this process. Wipe dry any excess water or this will discolour the material.

Sand the parts you need to make the INSIDE of the body. This is the next step.

Don't sand the viewable sides, these are don't at the last moment possible.

Go really easy. This is veneer and you will be able to remove it completely if you sand to long.

i used 100 (really easy) - 120 - 200.

Step 8: Make the Body.

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Thicken the parts that support the construction.

Step 9: Edgings

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I used extra thick oak edgings. I used a machine for this.

But you can DIY with an Iron and pre-glued edgings.

Step 10: Assemble, Sand and Align the Panels.

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According to your drawing.

Sand everything now.

Because after assembly you often can't reach some corners properly.

Step 11: Result.

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Thank you for viewing my Instructable.

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Bio: Hi there, my name is Jasper Wellink. I am a Woodworker and Designer. Currently finishing my study Creative Craftsman at the Netherlands most renowned school ... More »
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