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Barware rack for camper trailer

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Project by Javed Akhtar posted 11-17-2016 08:26 PM 356 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an ongoing series of commissions to outfit a camper trailer with various bits of built-in cabinetry. This is the first of those pieces – it’s designed to hold a few bottles, some barware (cocktail shaker, etc.), and a few martini glasses.

Most of this is 3/8” thick black walnut, resawn from 4/4 rough sawn material. The back is 3/16” plywood with a shop-sawn walnut veneer.

The corner joinery is all hand-cut through dovetails. The material is thin enough for the pins to be too narrow for my narrowest chisel, so I ended up splurging on the Veritas 1/8” detail chisel. I can’t recommend it enough. The shelf and partition are set into dadoes in the case. I really really wanted to do wedged through mortises into the case for the shelf and partition, but the client wanted a cleaner appearance, so I left it with just dadoes.

The finish is wipe-on poly, followed by paste wax.

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/





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#1 posted 11-18-2016 01:29 AM

nice joinery and interesting piece!

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 11-18-2016 02:00 PM

Pretty challenging project and you came up with interesting shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-18-2016 04:16 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 11-18-2016 05:30 PM

NEAT!

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 11-29-2016 11:04 PM

That’s going to be one very interesting camper trailer to hang out in.

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