|Project by jeremy||posted 02-09-2010 10:24 PM||1597 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
A friend’s mom built her log cabin years ago out of fir. She had the leftover logs milled into boards for trim and flooring. She had a small pile of these rough sawn boards laying in her barn for many years and just recently asked me to make a cabinet out of the remaining stock.
Everything is fir except for the back (oak plywood) and the knobs (birch). Nothing too fancy in the construction; mostly just dados, grooves and pocket screws. Raised panel, inset doors. The finish is a satin poly (3 coats).
I enjoy the look of quartersawn fir, however, it can be a little tricky to work with because it splits very easily. If you plan a project with fir be very careful while running a hand along a board, you may pick up a very nasty sliver.
-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY