|Project by CreekWoodworker||posted 04-18-2010 02:48 AM||1356 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
The lower oak cabinet we bought a couple years ago but I was concerned with heat build up with the glass doors. I made an oak cabinet (before I was really into woodworking) but never really liked it. I decided to build another but not to match the construction of the lower cabinet. I made this cabinet out of cherry and walnut with purple heart accent pieces. I designed it with curved upper and lower rails on the side panels to allow for air flow. The back also has openings for air flow. The picture shows the top looking a little yellow but it’s actually is flowing with cherry red color. I expect it to continue to darken to a nice reddish brown over the next 6 months. I finished it with one coat of de-waxed shellac, four coats of pure tung oil, and completed with clear Briwax.
The cherry box I made using a router box joint jig. I managed to lose track of the sides I was routing but notice my error and corrected on the last side. So… this box has the uniqueness of box joints that fit together but the pattern does not match on all sides. I was going to throw it away but my brother talked me into finishing it.
The last box is a walnut bandsaw box I made for a special little girl who just had surgery. I was hoping the box would cheer her up. My wife had the idea of putting a little toy bunny in it. She loved it! The bunny that is. She was glad the bunny has a little house. ;-)
-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction