Sombreuil_Mongrel wrote:Very nice job and it certainly adds much to the room. The only details I would have done differently would be to make the bottom door rails wider than the others to give more of a grounded look, and to use real mortise and tenons (see "snob" thread) jk!
I have no defense, I cheaped out on the built in! The whole thing was built from scraps that were cut offs and discards from other jobs, and had been sitting around in a pile waiting for either the fireplace, or a little project like this one. Too big to throw out, too small to really build anything worth while with! But yeah, I kept it simple all the way across the board. I didn't really see the need to dovetail the drawer, or mill through tenons for the door frames for a quickie built in. You may be right about the heavier rails, but because of the scale of the hutch, I thought the 2.5" frame added a lightness to the piece. But If I'm going to be perfectly honest, sometimes I just get lazy and go the easy route!