Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Consoles & Door Panels
I finally decided to make the door panels veneered. Here are the substrates. If you haven't guessed why I have four substrates, you'll see in a bit.
After they are joined, back to the press they go.
Consoles can also be called shelf supports. I tried a little different set-up for making these little guys and it seemed to work out nicely. I milled some stock wide enough to get two "rows" and to final thickness. Cut that to a length to get two "columns" so that there would be four consoles able to come from one work-piece at this stage. Bored a hole in the middle of that bit as can be seen above. The round hole will become part of the profile of the console.
Then ripped that piece a little less than half on both sides. I like a console that is a bit longer than tall and for the rounded profile to not come to "90 degrees" vertical.
Not fool proof, but it works well with care.
This is where those four substrates come in. Two panels per door with thin vertical gaps between them and the door frames.
That's all for now, till next time.