|Project by Stephen||posted 09-07-2010 10:00 PM||4276 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
This was a great learning project. Its now hanging in our dining room. A few firsts for me; raised panel cut on the tablesaw using a technique that runs the panel perpendicular to the blade raising it in increments, my first handcut dovetail drawer, first molding using 3 passes with 2 different bits for the top, first time using hand forged hinges(they are really well made), first time installing a half morise lock and escutcheon. Curly maple was the only wood used, the back shiplap paneling was resawn on a table saw from 4×4 stock. My bandsaw couldnt do it. I had a picture in a book of a cupboard similar to this so I had to make up the basic dimensions and create a cut list from my drawings. There were times when the wavy grain gave me fits trying to match it up, so I appreciate any comments on my attempt. It was a fun project and if I made another one it would be cherry. The finish is a waterbased dye followed by a pigment stain and topped with wipe on poly. One of these days I will learn how to rub out a finish. I appreciate any critiques good and bad.
-- Stephen, West Virginia