|Project by Mdciolli||posted 03-10-2015 05:32 PM||1305 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
I started this project as a Valentine’s day gift. I was a tad late. BUT I had it finished enough to present it, so she was able to see it at least. The finishing portion took a long time because it got incredibly cold here and I was afraid the finish wouldn’t come out right.
This is my first project using solid woods and my first attempt at dovetail corner posts. I love the way it looks! I was weary of using red oak and walnut together but I think it turned out perfect. It has just enough contrast that it’s not calling attention away from the function, and I get the great grain from the red oak to make the bulk of it more visually interesting.
This was also my first project that I didn’t paint. The oil & urethane worked so easily!
As mentioned, the case and shelfs are red oak. The back panel, corner posts, and shelf trim are walnut. Each shelf sits in an oversized dado to allow the shelf to be pulled out to allow day access to the bottles in the back. The bottom space is for essential oils books and the top is for her larger bottles. I had to recess them in because they didn’t fit :-/.
It’s sized to fit underneath the upper cabinets in her kitchen and the shelves were spaced to accommodate the most bottles. The book space was whatever was left over.
Great learning project all around and I love the way it came out!
Thanks for checking it out!