|Project by Kaleb the Swede||posted 11-29-2014 01:50 AM||1876 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Awhile ago I saw Marty Backe’s video on the vertical grain Douglass fir build he did. He spoke of looking in the home centers for a few minutes at the pine section. Sometimes you can find some nice Douglass fir. So I did and found a nice long piece of the stuff and brought it home.
This build was done primarily with hand tools. I have an 8 month old at home and when I want to have the time to woodwork it is penalty of death if I wake the baby (from the little wife). So most everything was done by hand. Hence the “Quiet Cabinet”. I also worked on this when glue was drying on my queen bed I am working on
I didn’t have a plan in mind or a purpose for this little cabinet I did it mainly to practice dovetails and to build a cope and stick(?) door which I have never done. I cut the grooves in the door with a quarter inch chisel. I don’t have one of those fancy grooving planes.
Oh yeah some guy snuck in the garage and made the drawer too small, so I fixed that idiots mistake by making a hidden compartment on the back.
Materials: Douglass Fir and pallet wood Red Oak
Finish: Tried and True Danish Oil (feels like silk, if you like Danish oil use it)
Size 15 inches high 10 inches wide
Mr. Backe’s video below
-- Just trying to build something beautiful