as with most projects I start out rough
cutting the boards to size and milling them to thickness I use my shop made tapering jig to cut
the top and bottom rails to start the trapezoid shape for the glass accents Once I had the angle figured out I cut
the middle rails to fit I use the Domino XL with largest
domino available for the joint I lost some footage of routing out the glass panels. Basically I use a rabbeting bit and my router to create a rabbet for
the glass to rest in. Then I went back and chiseled out the round corners to match
the trapezoid angle. Then when I install the glass that will be held in place
with the Glass stop tacked in with Brad nails the jamb is custom sized to fit the
structure of the bookcase I did plan it out to use a 1 and 3/8 inch standard
thickness door so I could use standard sized hinges and templates.
I used a porter-cable hinge template to route out the mortises for the hinges on
the jamb and the door. this jig will work great to be sure everything lined up.
there’s a link below to the model I used. the template kit came with everything I
needed including a corner chisel to square up the corners of the mortises
for square hinges To hold the door on edge so I could work
on it I used a shop made jig comprised of
a 2×4 for the base and plywood triangles screwed to the 2×4 to support the door.
It was surprisingly stable to drill the hole for the doorknob and
lastly use the standard hole saw kit which is pretty much available at just
about any hardware store. There’s a link below for the exact template I use to
route out the mortise for the strike plate and door latch. I glued and nailed in
the doorstop with headless pins When I finished the jam I build it around the
door to be sure that reveals are the same on all sides and finally it’s stained with
the customer’s choice of stain color and installed into the built-in bookshelf