The dining room cabinets have been on hiatus for a few weeks while I've been sprucing up the workshop and so on. At this point, the cabinet box is almost ready for face frames and doors....but not quite.
The first order of business was to sand off some glue-related mess from inside the cabinets. This was a tedious process, and one of the reasons why I have not been chomping at the bit to get back to working on this project.
Next up: the face frame. I'm making the face frame from black walnut which is a bit less than 1.5" x 3/4" after jointing and planing. I cut the stiles (verticals) first and then clamped them both in the exact position. The rails (horizontals) were then cut precisely to be a tight fit between the stiles.