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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce King View Post
    Not sure how you fixed the alignment thing.

    The door alignment fiasco can be solved by putting a felt pad under a certain leg or sometimes two pads or two legs, just experiment. I had to do that on a purchased piece once. On later pieces use a 3/4 thick back to mostly eliminate racking due to uneven floors.
    I confess that I trimmed the top of the door at a very slight angle and moved the hinges. I did try shimming under legs but never got a satisfactory result.

    The back of this piece is frame and panel, with three 5/8” thick cherry panels. My opinion is that the design of the front framing does not provide enough rigidity. I reserve the right to label that opinion as complete bunk after I gain more experience with larger, more complicated pieces like this.

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    Thanks to all for your encouraging words! I started making small, simple furniture items when I retired, with the hope that I could eventually build pieces like this. I’ve learned a lot lurking here and asking an occasional question.

    Any time I get too full of myself, thinking I’ve arrived, all I have to do is log in and look around to see that I still have a long way to go. And that is part of the fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Aubuchon View Post
    The hinge leaves are 2 1/2 inches tall. They are non-mortise hinges. Here you can see how the spacer and door are set back a little from the front of the leg. Because of the set-back, the spacer is needed to allow room for the knuckle.

    Attachment 449095

    Here you can see how the hinge leaves are mounted to the surfaces of the spacer and the door stile. Because the smaller leaf nests inside the larger, the hinge requires only 1/16” between spacer and stile.

    Attachment 449096

    Hey, somebody forgot to erase the pencil lines marking the hinge location!
    Thanks Jay. Really appreciate this. Where did you get the hinges?

  4. #34
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    Very nicely done.
    Rustic? Well, no. That was not my intention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gibbons View Post
    Where did you get the hinges?
    I got those from Lee Valley, item 00H5223, 2 1/2" × 3/4" Bronze Finial-End No-Mortise Hinges.

    I’ve bought similar hinges from House of Antique Hardware in the past.

    You can also find them at Amazon by searching for “
    Non-mortise hinges”.


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    Lovely piece Jay - really well done. Beautiful wood, beautiful workmanship.
    You know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens.
    Not half as bad as you figure it'll be before it's happened.
    - Bob Curtin

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    Jay, I got the hinges from Lee Valley. The screws are pretty small. Did you upgrade them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gibbons View Post
    Jay, I got the hinges from Lee Valley. The screws are pretty small. Did you upgrade them?
    I used these: 3/4 inch Phillips wood screws.

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    Looks great!

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