|Project by MadeinMT||posted 04-10-2017 02:29 AM||594 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
White oak armoire made for my daughter-in-law. Based on a cherry armoire plan I purchased from Woodsmith. I changed a few things primarily the side panels which were supposed to use 1/4” plywood – which I don’t care for – so I used resawn oak with a beveled edge.
The interior also called for plywood but I happened to have some redwood I had ripped off our deck recently. The redwood had been in the weather for 20 years so it was a but punky but once I sawed it from 1-1/2” down to 3/4” and worked with it a bit it turned out OK. It gives the interior some nice character as it has some screw holes and other irregularities.
The piece measures 2’ deep by 3’ wide by 6’ tall. All the mortises, tenons, dovetails were done by hand. The finish is the modern version of the Stickley finish. It starts with distilled water to raise the grain followed by a coat of boiled linseed oil and a coat of shellac (I used clear). Then a dark brown alkyd glaze is brushed into the grain and wiped off, and topped with a coat of amber shellac.
-- Ron, Montana