|Project by dewoodwork||posted 08-15-2007 06:40 AM||3403 views||17 times favorited||24 comments|
When my wife asked for a couple of small linen cabinets for our bathrooms she would have settled for a basic square box with a door. I wanted to experiment with bent lamination’s and veneer. After envisioning what I wanted to build she mentioned she wanted a open shelf and towel bar. So this is what evolved.
The cabinets are twins and feature quarter sawn white oak, walnut and tiger anigre veneer.
The doors are a bent lamination using Italian bending poplar. This project was made before I had a vacuum press. I made a male and female bending form and lots of clamps. The bent lamination is veneered then cut square at the table saw using a shop made cradle type sled, then ripped in half using the same sled. The doors are then edged with walnut and carefully flushed using a flush trim bit at the router table as well as some hand tool finessing. Once the doors are made the cabinet is built to fit the doors. The top and bottom hardwood edges of the doors where made with a little extra thickness that is carefully shaved away to finesse the fit and achieve the proper spacing for the knife hinges. The case is assembled with biscuit joinery. The cabinets hang by 4 keyhole slots on heavy duty drywall anchors and or screws.
-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.