I teach quite a bit and this wall cabinet is probably one of my favorite things to teach. It’s not that big of a piece, but it packs in a ton of woodworking information. There’s dovetailed case construction, through mortise-and-tenon joinery, a traditional dovetailed drawer, and a frame-and-panel door. Between all those things, that’s 90 percent of the things that you need to know to build just about any piece of furniture. There are a lot of quiet design elements that define this piece, and one loud thing–the kumiko panel. Making kumiko is a really fun technique and it’s something I’ve been incorporating into my work for the last few years, and I still haven’t exhausted the possibilities with it. -Mike Pekovich
This video workshop will be one of our more in-depth series, consisting of about 25 videos totaling just over 8-hours. If you’re interested in more of Mike’s work, you should check out his book, The How and Why of Woodworking (Taunton Press).
Through-dovetailed case, through-mortise-and-tenons, half-blind dovetailed drawer, frame-and-panel door, and a beautiful kumiko panel–Mike Pekovich's hanging wall cabinet video workshop packs a lot of techniques into a small piece.
In this episode, Mike Pekovich cuts the through-tenons in his hanging wall cabinet and demonstrates his methods for fitting them. He also shares his tips for accurate handsawing and his overall build strategies and how they affect accuracy in everything he builds.
In this episode of his Hanging Wall Cabinet video workshop, Mike Pekovich adds muntins and proud pins to the door, adding even more detail to the cabinet. He also gives some insight into why he includes these subtle details in his designs.
Watch our experts build a piece of furniture step-by-step on video and download a detailed project plan so you can build along.
If you're looking for a new woodworking project, try one of our video workshops. These are complete, online courses taught by some of the best woodworkers in the country, and include companion articles, project plans, and step-by-step video instruction.