Matt’s Tall Cabinet

Viewer Project - By Matt Rakowski from Byron Center, Michigan
Added on May 11, 2011

Inspiration for this project came from many hours of searching the internet for ideas for my next project. I took ideas from many different projects. I liked parts from one design but also parts from another and combined them all together.

The main case is made of glued up cherry boards joined with through dovetails. The inner frames are attached to the case with sliding dovetails and all of the drawers are constructed with half-blind dovetails. For the base I had to construct many jigs for routing the mortises for the aprons, tapering the legs in the planer and trimming each leg to size at the router table. The legs are attached to the aprons with loose tenons cut with the router. This project took many hours to complete but was worth it in the end.

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