I started a hand tool cabinet a couple of weeks ago and due to other obligations and work I haven’t had much time to devote to it. I did get the main cabinet together and hung on the wall in its final resting place. It looks a lot bigger hung than it did on the bench. After looking at it for a few days I wasn’t happy with the doors. The doors were cut from the box on the table saw and attached with full length piano hinges. The doors looked like a big, flat, ugly surface that was missing something. A few months ago I was lucky and picked up some really nice, wide mahogany veneer off of craigslist for $50. There is approx. 500 sq ft and most of it is 16” wide. I decided to veneer the outer surface with the mahogany and framed it with a simple walnut frame. It gives the illusion of a recessed panel. I think it turned out pretty well.
This is with the first of what will probably be many coats of tung oil.
The main cabinet, hung with walnut faced drawers and simple maple pulls
My high tech veneer press!!
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