|Project by griph0n||posted 04-11-2010 07:37 PM||1860 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
These go with the medicine cabinet. Built for my friends’ log house that they built. They built it by hand, I built this mostly by hand. The quartersawn B.C. fir is leftover from trimming out the house and building window frames.
It’s alot of firsts for me. First face frames, all with mortise and tenons, no more ply and european hinges for me. First dovetailed drawers (by machine sorry to say). First drawers without metal sliders….My gaps need alot of work on the drawers, but it’s my second try at inset doors and the fitting went much better.
Finished with BLO and Wipe On Poly. I tried to pull out the red coloured fir for drawer fronts and panels and used the whiter fir for the face frame, rails and stiles. I should have stopped with the oil, the poly shows all the tiny tearout in the quartersawn like crazy. Started with wicked sharp irons, but waited till the end of the project to spend the afternoon resharpening. Won’t do that again. Don’t really like the poly in general either, but it’s kid tough for the bathroom.
My friends’ six year old daughter stopped by quite a few times to check out the progress. They project took a few months and they were without bathroom sinks the whole time. She played with the saws, the planes, the chisels, the rare earth magnets…. pretty much anything she could lay her hands on, the bright little penny.
Mostly I think she was there to rush me along so she could get her sinks. Her mother overheard her talking to a neighbour describing how they were being built with traditional handtools not machines. She summarized with a sigh saying
”I don’t really like tradition… it’s too slow.”