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I’ve been a professional woodworker for more than 30 years, with much of that time spent teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I’ve also taught at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, and the Northwest Woodworking Studio. Now, I teach at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
A former contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, I’ve also written articles for Fine Homebuilding, Fine Gardening, and other magazines, and I’ve produced a number of books for The Taunton Press.
In this video workshop, Mario Rodriguez demonstrates how to build this hanging wall cabinet. It’s a great project for beginning and intermediate woodworkers. The construction involves making several types of joint: dovetails, mortise-and-tenon, dadoes, biscuits. Rodriguez makes this cabinet from cherry, but you could use maple, oak, or other hardwoods.
For beginning woodworkers, this project will help you improve your skills. For those who are more advanced, this is an opportunity to sharpen your joinery technique or to learn some new techniques.
Produced by: Gina Eide, David Heim; Video by: Gary Junken; Editing by: Tom Olivares
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August 7, 2012
Take a closer look at the techniques involved in building this cabinet.
See how to assemble the basic case with a biscuit joiner in part one of our video series on building a wall cabinet with Mario Rodriguez.
See how to finish the case with a simple back and French cleat.
Learn how to make half-blind dovetails with a router jig.
See how a router jig produces accurate, tight mortise-and-tenon joints.
How to mark and chisel the mortises for the brass hinges.
Wiping on an oil finish.
What went into the construction of the cabinet.
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