|Project by ChrisBabayco||posted 09-22-2008 09:10 PM||2043 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is a key cabinet that I made for my entry way. I had started thinking about it when Marc (The Wood Whisperer) started doing the gadget station series, and I thought that it would be nice to have something that I could stick mail and keys in when I walked through the door rather than having it end up all over the place. As fate would have it the Craft Center on the UC Davis campus was having a show to help celebrate our centennial and the manager asked me if I would contribute a piece for the show and I thought, “Hey, now I have an excuse to make something.” And this is the result…
It is an odd mix of gothic and arts and crafts styles, is 35”t 22’w 7”d and made of African mahogany and with floating curly maple panels. There were two parts to the finishing process, first I “popped” the grain with tinted shellac (a la the Wood Whisperer’s technique) thenfollowed with coat of seal-a-cell and a wipe on poly. The glass has a sandblasted image from a 1500 woodcut of horses leaving a stable (We are the “Aggies” and have a horse as the mascot) and was surprisingly hard to photograph.
Thanks for looking.