|Project by Daniel Wise||posted 05-16-2010 06:44 AM||1939 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this island for my parents from a modified plan from Fine Woodworking. I basically made the legs beefier and added doors instead of drawers for the center cabinet. It’s all oak with walnut inlay and pulls. There were a lot of firsts for me on this one including the inlay and the dovetailed drawers. It was a fairly smooth build with the exception of the base that the small cabinet sets on. I originally used oak plywood (the cheap China made plywood). After I had finished flushing the 1/4” strips of oak around the edges with the hand plane and card scraper I ran my hand over the plywood and felt a lump. I tapped it with my finger and the veneer caved in. There was a void about the size of a silver dollar in the layer just under the oak veneer. I wasn’t a happy camper but the second go around turned out a little better than the first. Lesson learned I suppose. The glass in the doors is called cracked ice I believe. It’s finished with Arm r Seal. Thanks for looking.