|Project by Allen||posted 10-22-2007 02:18 PM||2077 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This project, completed about 3 weeks ago, was made for my wife. Our 5th wedding anniversary was this year and if you’re a traditional kind of person, which I am, the 5th anniversary is “wood.”
Over the years I’ve given her quite a few pretty shiny things, most of which lay on her bedside table where my son likes to explore so I figured it was time to make something in which to put “Mommy’s pretties” so that Sam’s curious little hands can’t get at them.
I nearly removed the tip of my left thumb while making the doors/sides (I can tell you exactly which piece of wood I was cutting when it happened) which delayed me a few weeks but I managed to complete it just in time, putting the lining in the drawers the night before our anniversary. I told my wife I hope she likes it because it quite literally has my blood, sweat and tears on it. As a little reminder, she has yet to spot it, I affixed the wrist band from my E.R. visit to the bottom of the very top drawer and wrote the date I completed the piece underneath.
Except for the drawer fronts, which are maple, the wood is all red oak with a dark mission brown dye, BLO, and three coats of satin poly. I turned the knobs out of scrap pieces of oak so they would match. The top opens, as shown in the pictures, to store jewelry (still need to add dividers) and the sides swing open and have brass hooks for necklaces, chains, etc.
-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.