Projects Under Construction

This category is where I will collect all my projects that are currently being worked on.

China Cabinet

By |January 28th, 2013

So … What has The Kraftsman been up to lately you ask ?

One of my daughters was married late last year and I told her that I would like to build something for her and her husband. I asked her what she would like and her answer was that they could use a china cabinet to hold some of the wedding gifts that they were expecting.

It got slightly busy around here around Christmas and New Years, but things have started to quiet down so I’ve had time to start working on the cabinet. I like to do a simulated build using Google Sketchup so that I can iron out the trouble spots and even make a few changes here […]

Flip Top Planer Cabinet Demonstration

By |March 29th, 2009

I’ve uploaded a video of my flip-top planer cabinet in operation to YouTube. Here’s a view of the clip for your viewing enjoyment. I still have to stain the cabinet. One day I’ll get the time to do that.

Flip Top Planer Cabinet

By |July 11th, 2008

Nancy gave me a planer for my birthday this year (2008). Where to store the tool presents somewhat of a problem in the workshop. The planer is too heavy (about 90 lbs) to keep in a cabinet or on a shelve and only pull out when needed. Bench top space is too valuable to keep the tool out all the time.

What I decided to do was to build a flip-top cabinet so that when the planer is not being used it can be stored in the cabinet and the top of the cabinet can be used as a work surface. When I want to use the planer I just flip the top and the planer is now usable. I’m […]

DVD Player Cabinet

By |January 31st, 2008

My 27″ TV in the bedroom sits on top of a dresser and there was no room to also place a DVD player on the dresser so I decided to create a short DVD cabinet that was strong enough to support the weight of the TV and where the DVD player could be placed inside this cabinet.

I decide to build the DVD cabinet out of maple because it was available locally. I used maple plywood for the carcase and top and maple stock for the trim. The top is just a 12″x22″ piece of plywood with maple edging that I ripped and mitered from a 1″ x 4″ maple board.

I did not want to use any fasteners to attach […]