The cabinet-on-stand form popularized by James Krenov uses familiar construction methods such as mortise-and-tenon joints, dowels, and bridle joints. What makes this article special are all the lessons and details Jim Budlong adds, learned in years teaching side-by-side with the master. For example, he starts with the doors and then builds the case to fit them. The doors are joined with attractive, simple bridle joints, and divided glass panels dress them up even more. The carcase is joined with dowels, which makes it easy to dry-assemble to ensure a perfect fit with the doors. The legs are shaped on the bandsaw and refined with hand tools.

For more on this topic, read Krenovian Details Make a Big Difference.

From Fine Woodworking #208

Online Extra: Finish Recipe with Step-by-Step Guide


Digital plans, a cutlist, and a SketchUp drawing for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


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