|Project by stefang||posted 06-18-2009 09:18 PM||2853 views||4 times favorited||27 comments|
I hesitated to show this little cabinet because I realized some woodworkers might find a painted piece a little distasteful. But an understanding of the background might help.
Back in the old days in Norway many people couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to quality hardwoods. Many pieces were therefore made out of pine. Most cabinet pieces were painted and decorated to give them a more quality appearance. This cabinet is a tip of the hat to that style and tradition.
I made this cabinet and all the moldings from my own design. I also turned the brass teardrop door pull. The only thing I didn’t make was the brass hinges.
It was meant to be a tea cabinet, but we don’t drink much tea, so my wife converted it to store our large and valuable collection of pharmaceuticals.
Hope you find it a little interesting
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.