|Project by Glen Peterson||posted 07-15-2015 09:52 PM||3046 views||21 times favorited||21 comments|
I have long wanted to build a cabinet for my planes and saws. This cabinet is solid cherry but the door panels, drawer bottoms, and back are birch plywood with cherry veneer. I bought this highly figured veneer from Berkshire Veneer about 10 years ago and have used it on several of my projects, unfortunately this was the end of my stock. The cabinet includes through tenons (not pictured) and proud dovetails, which extend beyond the surface, and the drawers feature blind dovetails. The carcass is made of full width boards that I’ve had for many years. I decided to include a crack in one side and added purple heard butterflies that protrude above the surface like the tenons. I didn’t have any thick purpleheart for the knobs and decided to make a sandwich with the cherry veneer in the middle. The knobs are the opposite of the through tenons at the end of each shelf which are cherry with purpleheart wedges. The various tool holders are custom made to fit each plane, saw, or spokeshave, and I tried to use highly figured bits of cherry for these small pieces. The hinges are from Horton Brasses, I want to give them a plug because they are a Connecticut family company, have great products, and I coincidently met the owner at a local restaurant the day I ordered the hinges. It’s finished with a spit coat of shellac and several coats of Waterlox Original. Any comments are appreciated.