|Project by Jarmo||posted 09-22-2014 03:47 AM||3153 views||26 times favorited||23 comments|
Finally my pipes and pipe tobacco have a home. Not satisfied with keeping my pipes in a cigar box and tobacco containers stacked on a shelf in the basement, I decided to make a cabinet for them. Or possibly I decided I wanted to make this cabinet, which is based on the Chris Schwarz Arts & Crafts tool chest, and then realized it would be great for my pipes. I had planned on making some sort of pipe stand to go on one of the shelves in this cabinet in order to display my nicer pipes, but I’m pretty content with it for now. This is actually my first woodworking project that is not shop furniture or some sort of tool, so I guess all my previous woodworking projects helped me make this one, which is satisfying. I made an infinite number of mistakes building this, and most of them I covered up or fixed. And the rest don’t bother me. The hand-cut dovetails all turned out really nice though, which makes me happy after the tedium of doing them all.
It’s walnut with cherry panels, shelves, and drawer fronts. I used danish oil on everything, including the insides of the drawers, which I’m sure I will smell for years to come. Interestingly the mixed aroma of pipe tobacco and danish oil is very pleasing, and so far my pipes haven’t absorbed any of the danish oil odor/taste.
Next time I make something like this I’ll be sure to actually measure what goes in it and where it will be hung. Some of my tobacco jars don’t fit and it turned out to be too wide to fit between the wainscoting on the wall where I wanted it to go.