The lower case pillars. This section is getting close to assembly. Today I bored the blocks for the pillars’s tenons and wrestled the whole thing together. First thing I did was slightly undercut the ends of the pillars.
Then some layout and boring the holes in the ends of the blocks for the tenons. They aren’t a tight fit, but I still don’t want them too loose. My tenons were only 7/8″ long, I’d have liked them longer, but the stock was real close to the finished size.
But they came out alright – this is how they should look.
So some wrestling with an unwieldy assembly.
Because the tenons were so short, I couldn’t pick this whole thing up as one. The bottom tenons barely make it through that shelf. So the next time I get to make a cupboard like this…
I stuck the top drawer frame, pillars & shelf onto the side frame’s tenons.
Then knocked the bottom drawer-frame in place.
Some pulling here, knocking there and it came together. For now…
It’s been through so many test-fits I’m sick of it. Next up is coloring the lower case parts. So I’ll knock it back apart to a degree, color it and then actual assembly.
(pt 22 Essex County cupboard project 2021)