|Project by schroeder||posted 05-24-2009 03:49 AM||2358 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I built this quaint little corner cabinet for a very dear friend. She wanted something to put her record player on. I designed it in Sketchup and stayed with an Arts ~ n~ Crafts theme. Most of the wood comes from her families’ property. The entire thing is frame and panel, mortise & tenon with some pretty creative fasteners for the 45’s, (I just can’t tell you how valuable Sketchup is in my planning). The door panels are book-matched spalted Red Alder; the logs were left on the ground for two winters and then milled and air-dried. The rest of the cabinet is White Oak with Black Walnut accents and handles. I fumed the whole thing for 20 hours and was surprised by how the spalted alder reacted – it really made the grain jump off the board. The finish is 2 coats of sealer, one coat of poly and a final of wax.
The best projects for me are those that I build for friends – this was one of my favorites. I think she will enjoy it!
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