|Project by Haileyshule||posted 08-07-2014 02:32 PM||1329 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
In my quest to create an Ikea free home the horrible white painted Ikea cupboards and drawers were highest on my hit list. They had to go. I couldn’t stand them anymore !
The replacements I built with birch veneered MDF carcases and solid birch faceframes with mitred beadings. The drawers are constructed with half-blind dovetails and slide on traditional runners and kickers (oak) whilst the computer shelf slides on modern drawer runners and is a torsion box construction with solid core skinned in 6mm veneered MDF. All the doors were routed using a cope and stick set and a large panel raiser.
I stained the carcases with a light oak stain that better matched the “real” birch then finished everything with 3 coats of Danish oil followed by wax buffed to a high gloss sheen.
The door/drawer knobs are solid bronze and the door hinges are brass (from Brusso).
-- Mark, Oslo, Norway (ex London, UK)