Sunday, 6 January 2013
Krenov Style Cabinet Finished!
Knife hinges get a bad press for being fiddly to fit, but if you work carefully they are no more difficult than any other hinge. Here is my method, I use a spacer to set the offset on both the cabinet and the door and I control the protrusion with a drill bit half the size of the hole. I don't make any allowance for the gap between carcass and door, if it binds a little I just trim the door where it touches.
This is a 1/4" wide knife hinge from Sanderson Hardware in California and it's beautifully made. Their hinges are smaller than the smallest ones Brusso make and ideal for petite cabinets like this one.
Here is the result. I always fit the door when I glue up the carcass and then adjust the carcass to make sure I have even reveals.
Here is the finished cabinet, it's 20" high x 8" wide x 5" deep.
I tiny finger scallop to open the door, which is held with tiny 3 mm magnets.
The shelves were curved to match the curve of the door and were supported by 1/8" brass pins.
The cabinet interior.
The back was treated with the same respect as the rest of the cabinet. The solid panel of rippled ash was left to float in it's frame which was screwed neatly in place.
At 33 hours, it took longer to make than I had anticipated but I was pleased with the result.