|Project by Devin||posted 10-05-2008 09:55 PM||8610 views||13 times favorited||11 comments|
This cabinet was started as part of a night class in introductory woodworking hosted at a local college. Having not actually done any real woodworking since highschool (over 20 years ago) I thought it made sense to take a course to refresh my memory on the basics (I like my fingers at their current length). The course was excellent and certainly filled in a bunch of missing pieces for me. Limited shop space and tools for the class meant that I brought much of my work home with me to keep the piece progressing. Apparently nobody in any class has ever finished the wall hung cabinet during the class schedule. Sadly, I suspect this means there are many that never get finished at all. Mine was no exception, when the classes were finished I had not yet hung the doors, fit the back, finished the drawers, made the shelves and of course the final sanding and finishing had not been done either. I’m very happy I have a shop that enabled me to finish this up.
I decided to add the door stop at the top and to use rare earth magnets in both it and the doors to act as latches. I picked up all the hardware at Lee Valley and am very pleased with how it suits the arts and craft design.
Edge grain fir throughout, door panels are edge grain fir ply and the plugs are walnut.
It’s finished with three coats of danish oil and two coats of wax.
Aside from some basic tool safety and use, the number one thing this course reinforced for me was the importance of patience and attention to detail.
As for its use, originally I’d thought I might use it as a small tool cabinet in my shop…I think it’s serving a much more noble function as a cradle for some of my finer single malts ;).
Thanks for looking…
-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?