454 Walnut Buffet Pt. 4

March 11, 2011

Today we’re installing the doors on the Walnut Buffet. The design requires inset doors, which can be very tricky to get placed correctly for an uniform reveal on all four edges. Thankfully I chose European style hinges for the hardware. The benefit of these style hinges vs a traditional pin version is the built in adjusters which make achieving an uniform revel as easy as turning a screw or two.

But before we get to the hinge installation we need to trim and adjust the solid wood wraps on the walnut plywood to fit in the door openings. The fastest way to do this I’ve found is using my block or smoothing plane. In fact we’ll take a closer look at doing just that in the second half of the show.

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  1. Ken F says:

    Very nice Matt,
    Yes, this is what the fans of Matts Basement Workshop
    come to see, woodworking with a balance of
    hand tools and power tools for the middle class or upper class.
    “But definitely with class”.

    The approach to building this project shows us that
    No matter what size of shop large or small and with
    Some techniques we can build fine furniture.

    I like the detailed bonus how to do segments.

    Oh who makes that miter saw?

    • Matt says:

      Hey Ken,
      Thank you!!! I really appreciate the comments.

      The miter saw is a Norbex Champion and is available at both Lee Valley and Highland Woodworking.

      There are different blades including a configuration to make cut like a Japanese style blade.



    I was just wondering why you decided not to use the same two router bit approach to applie the edge trim as you did with the base unit.

    Thanks for all your video’s

    • Matt says:

      Hey Mark,

      Thanks for asking. One reason came down to time. When I was putting the wraps on the doors and elsewhere I was really crunched for time. I decided in those last minutes the fastest way for me to do this, especially because I hit that panic mode was the good old fashioned method of applying the trim.

      That and the fact I had buried my router table under scraps and tools in a desperate attempt to clear my workbench LOL!

      I still really like the edge banding router bits, but in this situation, good old fashion butt joints and glue worked fine. Thanks for watching.

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