|Project by Matthew Eye||posted 11-25-2016 08:45 PM||927 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Air-dryed black walnut is hard to beat. I began to mill up the walnut of this project May, 2015 for my girlfriend and didn’t deliver this project until April of 2016 to my fiancee. Let’s just say she has a lot of patience for me and my perfectionist attitude.
The top and bottom shelves are fixed and the two middle shelves are movable with pegs. The peg spacing is 1.5” on-center. I used the Kreg peg jig. It is a little pricey, but it was pretty easy to use and gave me consistent results.
The sides, top, and bottom all has the grain running in the same direction; wrapping the box. It should last for years and years. I biscuited the top, sides, and bottom together. The back is a 1/4” thick sheet of lauan plywood. I took a gamble and used a dark cherry stain and it blends well with the solid walnut, doesn’t distract or take away from the walnut, but looks quite nice.
Wood: Black Walnut
Finish 5 coats of minwax polycrylic clear satin
Dimensions: 41” H x 27” W x 10-1/4” D and 41” H x 25” W x 10-1/4” D
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