Add the top and doors
1 Edge-join an oversize blank for the top (Q) and cut it to finished size. Finish-sand the top and chamfer the edges [Exploded View]. Counterbore the legs for figure-8 fasteners [Drawings 5 and 5a].
2 Screw the hinges to the doors and install the pulls [Drawing 2, Sources]. Mount the doors in the case [Photos F and G]. Install the catches [Exploded View].
3 Remove all hardware. Inspect all parts and assemblies and finish-sand where needed. Apply stain and finish. (We used a water-based satin polyurethane topcoat.)
4 Reinstall the doors and hardware. Install figure-8 fasteners and the top. Rest the shelf on shelf pins [Sources]. Place the cabinet in a hallway, hang a mirror over it, and watch a smile spread across your face.
Barrel of hinge rests against leg and hinge registration strip. Rest the door with attached hinges on the spacer with the hinge knuckles against the registration strip. Drill screw holes with a self-centering bit and drive the screws.