September 9, 2020 Kaya small cabinet

Small Tea cabinet – Carcase

I’ve wanted to build this small tea cabinet for a little while. I first saw it in Fine Woodworking. Not sure which issue, it hit a chord, being pretty simple but a skill builder for me.

It is build by Mike Pekovich and is referenced in his book The Why & How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work as one of the first cabinets that start a whole lot of things. For a visual, if you visit Mike’s web site, it is one of the first cabinet that is shown. The included dimensions in the book chapter helped but I adapted a bit on the dimensions with the wood that I have on hand.

Not very complicated build but includes very good practice on multiple fundamentals on joinery and very good layouts.

For now I completed the carcase main joinery and the Through tenons for the shelves are laid out (green tape). I use some blocks to help for the layout, adapting on the dimensions off the carcase. The tenons have also been laid out, also referencing the side layout on the sides. Time to cut these through Tenons.

Few little challenge for me :

  • Cutting the little tab on the sides to fit into the rabbet to fit the back panels
  • I expect that the through tenons will be done with caution. Have done too much

More on the progress in future posts….

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  1. Hello 😉 Thanks heaps for this indeed!… if anyone else has anything, it would be much appreciated. Great website Just wanted to say thanks and keep doing what you’re doing Thx & Regards!

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