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    I guess I was a little overly optimistic. The shelves I made out of cherry, but I wanted glass in them so the light would shine through. . I wanted a good fit with the glass recessed and flush in the shelves with no gaps. Well my router job sucked. I should've done better I may redo the shelves. Since the glass fit pretty fush, I had to sand the sharp edges. I never done this before, and I was amazed how well it did smoothing the edges.. I seated the glass in the shelves and door frames with a good clear silicon rubber.. Once the silicon dried I cleaned off the excess and stained the frames. I cut a piece of 1/2 inch (13mm) plywood for the back, and glued and stapled it on. This is the only plywood I used on this cabinet, and I used white oak for the frame underneath. I was going to glue the mirror against the plywood in the back, but I thought I would need an extra shelf support half way if there was enough weight on the shelves to make them sag. This picture is a little hard to make out. The picture was taken looking down through the top at the back plywood. The unstained cherry is in between the two mirrors. I wanted to be able to remove the mirrors if the cabinet has to be transported, or if the mirrors ever have to be replaced. . Same piece glued nailed and stained with the mirrors removed The mirror is about 3mm thick, so I planed the cherry to 8mm thick. I setup my router table to cut the recesses for to mirrors. That was horrible! The router chipped and tore the edge apart before I understood that I had to climb cut and then finish with the proper direction. I cleaned the edge up with a hand plane and shooting board . Then I went to work on the top. Routing an edge on 3 sides. . I took it into the house. It is not finished yet. I need to work on and install the shelves and the LED lights. It has not been oiled either. . What kind of oil should I use?

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    The end result looks good even without oiling...well done sir...

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    Thank you. I have learned alot from this project, and many thanks to you all. I didn't know what a shooting board was or anything about it till I read some of y'alls posts, and it realy saved me alot of headache and work. Final picture

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    Well Roybrew, thumbs up all round. Great result and lots learned along the way, can't complain about that

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