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. I've been working on this for quite a while. It seems as though the longer a project takes the more errors are made. This one might be unfit to sell. On the other hand, it's really a prototype and I got to develop several new skill sets: bent laminating, mortise and tenon joinery on curved rails, ebony inlays, fully captured glazing and precision routing for Soss invisible hinges. I'm having two curved front glass shelves being made this week and that will be the final step.
I used rift sawn red oak for the case and plain sliced, book matched, flat sawn red oak plywood for the back. Rift sawn means the board was cut from the log in such a way that the growth rings intersect the edges and faces of the board at ~45 degrees. This results in all faces and edges with the same, straight grain pattern.
Except for the laminated rails and the glued up top and bottom all the other connections are either sliding dovetails, sex bolt clamped mortise and tenon joints or held with screws as in the case of the plywood back. The center mullions in the doors is actually held in place by the flat panels. The idea was to have a cabinet that could be completely, or nearly completely disassembled and shipped in a flat pack for reassembly by the customer with a screw driver. Sort of a custom furniture version of IKEA.