|Project by RonR||posted 06-06-2007 05:50 PM||6479 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Original plan was to build a hutch (sort of anyways) but there was a light swtich in the way on the wall so I built two cabinets instead. Inspired to build this because I do enjoy some wine from time to time and got sick of having a trash-can/recycling junk in our kitchen. Built this in about 2001. This was my first attempt at building a finished hardwood project with wood I bought from a lumber yard and milled myself, instead of surfaced h/w from teh HD or L big box stores. Bought a cheap jointer from Harbor Freight and a Sears Craftsman 13” planer. I have since sold off the jointer and gotten a 64B Powermatic and a Grizzley 15” Planer. Both cabinets are red birch, finished with Minwax Dark Walnut stain and tung oil, polyurethane, mineral spirits blend top coat. I learned that maybe I should have used a shellac wash to seal the wood before the staining as I got some botching but not too bad. The wine cabinet holds a fair amount of wine. The trash/recycling biin has held up well and really makes the kitchen a lot neater. Design is nothing fancy but it is original.
-- RonR, Massachusetts