|Project by CKM||posted 01-27-2010 10:48 PM||3048 views||10 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my entry for the Yin Yang contest. The whole piece is made of maple and walnut. I got a new Porter Cable 4212 Dovetail jig for Christmas this year from my family so the dovetails that you see on the top and bottom of the piece are my first in a finished project. The jig sure does make it easier! :)
As for the Yin Yang aspect of the piece, there were a couple of specific things I thought about while building this project. The first and most obvious was using the contrasting woods. The second was to create the hinged necklace hangers with a curved shape so that when they are retracted inside the box, they resemble the Yin Yang symbol. The last idea was that jewelry is something you wear for display but there are other things that you wish to hide. So I made a secret compartment in the middle of the armoire. To open it (see picture 5), there is a small post that you push up on to reveal the hidden compartment (see picture 6).
I finished it with Tung Oil, Wipe on Poly, and Flocking for the drawer bottoms. I really enjoyed making this project since it was probably the most involved piece I have ever built. Final dimensions were about 22’ x 8’ x 5.5’. I hope you all enjoy it as well :)
Thanks and I hope you all enjoy it as well.
-- CKM - Minnesota