|Project by Ben||posted 1456 days ago||1990 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is my first extensive woodworking project and it really challenged my skills.
The walnut for the project was given to me by my dad. He had it stored in a shed for the last 25 years. The wood was pretty rough looking and dirty when I got it but, it planed up nicely. I didn’t show the rough lumber (and I mean rough: dirt daubers, spider webs, worm holes etc) to my wife; out of fear that she would dislike the project from the start.
Needless to say, she loved the finished product. She filled it with keepsakes within the first hour it was in the house. I had a small brass plate engraved with a sentimental saying. I mounted the plate to the base.
I cut the crown molding on my tablesaw and used mortise and tenon joinery for the doors.
The cabinet stands a little over six feet high. It was a beast to move from my shop to the dining room.
IThanks for looking and have a great day.