One of the challenges with the design of this cabinet is the glass panel floats between the two doors. At least it does the way I am building it. This means the glass panel (which is dead square and can't easily be changed) fits only when the doors are hung dead-nuts-perfectly-square when hung.
I was hoping that the problems would be resolved when I tuned the hinges. The problems have to do with the fact that I didn't check ANYTHING for square when constructing this. I thought it would save a bit of time.
I was wrong.
|Not sure if you can tell from this angle, but the doors are not in a straight plane with each other.|
|This part of the door hangs down, the hinge side is right on.|
|For example, the top door. The rabbet is adjusted perfectly, but you can see the door is not straight on the cabinet. Pay no attention to the glob of paint that ran down the front and dried right in front of the camera lens!|
It sounds like an opportunity for a blog post on the strength of panels constructed with clinched nails!
My plan is to build the door panels a little oversize. After I mount the door straight, I can then cut off the extras and sink the rabbet so it will fit the glass dead perfect.
The problem with this plan is that the cross battens on the door also serve to clamp the glass in place.
So, I think the solution is to sink that rabbet with a plow plane.
Unless anyone else has a better idea, I'll probably get a chance to do this on Monday.