|Project by chrisstef||posted 05-16-2016 03:36 PM||1774 views||2 times favorited||32 comments|
My wife was kind enough to buy me a tv for the shop as a valentines day gift. As soon as I got it I wanted to build something to keep the dust out and to christen the “new” shop with.
The carcass and door frames are all cherry and the center panels are bookmatched curly birch. Carcass joinery is dovetailed and the doors are cope and stick Face frame over the top. Finish was a bit more involved than should have been for a shop project. It consists of a coat of brown dye sanded almost all the way back, then a coat of early American maple dye, wash coat of shellac, 3 coats of gloss poly rubbed out with conservators wax and synthetic steel wool. Overall dimensions are 44” wide x 28” tall x 6” deep.
There’s some mistakes of course but overall I’m happy and I was able to prove to myself I can build some nicer things (even if it takes me 3 months). The cope and stick doors were a first for me as well as bookmatching thin panels. In the future ill probably shy away from bookmatching figured lumber. The figure hides the boookmatch and the tear out off the planer was awful. My thumbs are still burnt from all the card scraping.
Thanks for looking.
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