|Project by BigRedKnothead||posted 11-13-2014 03:14 AM||2704 views||7 times favorited||38 comments|
Happy to post the pantry cabinet I built for my brother and sister-in-law. I keep pouring myself into this craft I love. Along the way I’ve had the opportunity to build beautiful and useful things for the people I love. It’s a pretty good gig.
With this piece, my sister-in-law was able to give me a pretty good idea of what she wanted with pictures on the web. She’s got one of those kitchens that just don’t have enough food storage. I’ve got a pretty good feel for her taste, so she kinda just let me run with it. The birdseye and the tinting were ideas that evolved during the build.
In the pics you can see it’ll provide plenty of storage for food….and wine above;) The picture from the side shows just how custom that piece was made for that space. It clears the baseboard by 1/4 inch.
It’s kind of a hybrid kitchen cabinet/furniture pantry. The case is made of maple plywood. The drawer boxes are 1/2” birch with Blum undermount soft close slides. All the rest is solid maple. Including the birdseye maple for the drawer fronts and door panels.
I went with Transtint vintage maple dye on the birdseye maple. This was a first for me and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Basically, I applied a darker water-based mixture for the first coat, then sanded it back after dry. Then, I made a lighter mixture and applied another coat. Sealed them with zinnser sealcoat (dewaxed shellac), and satin poly. The rest of the cabinet just has satin poly.
I’m fairly happy with the way the figure in the maple is displayed. You can’t tell in the various pictures that it changes with the light.
Here’s a few pics of the build.
Last, folks might think I’m crazy, but every piece has a soundtrack for me. A song or album that sticks with me during that time. Here’s the song for this build:
“He’s found a place to Love and be Loved.”
Take care, Red
-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer