Collectors Cabinet

The beauty o fthis cabinet is in the removable divider units. You can easily position them to fit your current needs—and rearrange them in the future asyour collection changes or grows.

Almost everyone I know has a collection of something — small toys, figurines, or items that sinply bring back fond memories. This cabinet is a perfect place to hold and protect them

It's made of three components: the

CASL There's nothing complicated about building the case - i5s simply a shallow box with mitered corners. To help align these corners and make than stronger, I cut kerfs in the ends and joined them together with hardwood splines.

dividers. The dividers, the second part of the cabinet, are the most challenging. The problem is collections change overtime, and require different divider locations.

viders are not glued in place, but instead are held by a "Motion fit" in shallow dadoes. This allows you to configure the interior any way you like. By eliminating the vertical dividers, the collector's cabinet can even become a display case, see the inset photo and the is the doors. Here again I used splines to aBgn and strengthen the mitered cor ners. However, the kerfing technique is slightly different. It's featured in a technique section on page 81.

materials. To keep the items in the cabinet from getting lost in the shadows, I wanted a light background. So I built the case and all of the dividers out of hard maple. Then I used W maple plywood for the back panel, (Another good choice for the back panel would be birch.)

finish. To finish the cabinet and dividers 1 wiped on two coats of a tung oil and urethane combination finish.

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