|Project by Bundoman||posted 10-03-2014 03:14 AM||925 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is the first project that I have posted to the Lumberjocks site. I have been busy restoring hand tools trying to learn more about their use and haven’t done much furniture recently. My MIL asked this summer if I would build her a small cabinet to house an antique tin toy collection. She described what she was wanting it to look like and that she would like it to be red oak. I went to work and this is the final result. I followed no pre-made plan but made a few sketches along the way for planning purposes. The cabinet is roughly 60 inches tall, 12 inches deep, and 36 inches wide. I will concede that the turned legs were purchased pre-made for this project. My turning skills are not at a place where I was comfortable to get them right. I did the raised panel doors with my Unisaw. The rest was a mix of hand and power tool work. The shelves are fully adjustable. The finish is Minwax Golden Oak Stain followed by 4 coats of brushable satin laquer that I thinned and sprayed. I rubbed out the imperfections with 0000 steel wool. The MIL wanted some pictures of the finished product so I sent her one with a few of my old planes just for fun. It was fun to get into a good cabinet project again. I have far to go as a self taught furniture maker but decided it was time to share.