|Project by LeoZ||posted 02-05-2009 04:10 AM||1338 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
my original intent was to have a somewhat modern piece, and bought sapele for that, but was nervous to use it on this first project. so, this was sort of a test run, but with the time spent (20hrs maybe?) there is no point in throwing it away.
wood is poplar, stained with 2 coats of minwax provincial, then 3 coats of wipe on poly, then maynards wax.
the stain didnt take well at all, it really brought out a lot of the woods imperfections, and for some reason, didnt absorb in the glued areas, despite that i sanded them clean.
most of the work was done with only wood fasteners – glue and dowels. i used pocket screws for the bottom shelf strips but inset and glued the corners of the frame to the legs; used metal brackets to attach the top to the cabinet. the top is joined from 2 pieces of lumber with pocket screws. the drawer is on wood slides.
the cedar is inset into the same dado as the drawer bottom.
i know i would do things differently, in hopes to make it look more ‘modern’, but not sure how to do that just yet. in the meantime, i seem to have a knack for making things look old!
-- just another woodworking newb