|Project by DustyGuy||posted 07-01-2015 09:27 PM||3139 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
I’d like to say right from the start, that when this serious collector and seller of new and vintage guitars contacted me about building these amazing cabinets, I thought that the gods were indeed smiling down on me! I’ve been crafting various items from reclaimed woods for several years now, but these two cabinets were definitely a challenge! Back in February, I got an email from Kris that included a photo of this cabinet, built by a craftsman in California, asking if I could build two of them! Of course, I said yes, and after a meeting with him & his wife, I was on my way!
I went through nearly 300 board feet of white and red oak barn siding to get the 100 or so I needed for these, 2 sets of planer blades dulled, hours on line tracking down the hardware, etc. Even though most of the wood was reasonably flat, it still wasn’t suitable for the door and side panel frames. I ended up resawing a 1/4” veneer of the barn wood and gluing it to a new red oak backer. I experimanted with several finishes, diciding to use the fittingly named antique oak stain by minwax and spraying 3 coats of General Finish Enduro-Var, water based urethane.
The photo of the base cabinet was taken after the initial test fitting of the doors and before any finishing.
-- Norm Miller