Finishing up the cabinet was quite a bit of work. I’m pleased with the results, so much so that last weekend after installing the cabinet I spent about six hours doing a deep clean and reorganization of the workshop and am now re-energized to do some other shop improvements.

For the pulls (handles) to slide the doors open and closed, I decided to make my own. I wanted to try pulls with scalloped sides, so I used a technique I’d read about but never done. By laying a board at a diagonal across the table saw and running a blank across it, the saw cuts a shallow scallop on the side of the piece.

Set up to scallop a pull blank

Set up to scallop a pull blank

After a few trials, I came up wit a piece that had a nice curve on each side. I chose to cut off the bottom, producing a pull easy to grasp but not too tall.

Pull blank before ripping off the bottom and cutting into individual pulls

Pull blank before ripping off the bottom and cutting into individual pulls

After making the pulls, I individually marked and drilled them for two screws to hold them to the door.

Numbered pull spot on a door

Numbered pull spot on a door

All the pulls numbered and ready for finish

All the pulls numbered and ready for finish

I’m pleased with the results, and it looks good mounted on the wall.

Completed Cabinet

Cabinet with doors open

Cabinet in place