|Project by paratrooper34||posted 09-19-2010 05:53 PM||2799 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Hello Fellow LJs!
Here is the Shaker Cabinet that I built during a week long class taught by Chris Schwarz.
The focus of the class was not necessarily to finish this cabinet, but Chris told us that if we wanted to finish it and did not have time within the class time, he would make time for those who wanted it done. I did not have mine finished when the class ended. In fact, it still needs to have the battens put on the inside of the door. However, I am going to wait to finish that detail when I get back to the States so I can use some period type nails. So all I had to do with it when I got home was to install the hinges on the door and put a finish on it. I used something called “Wachsoel”, some kind of German finish. Not sure exactly what it is, but I do like the finish it leaves. The cabinet is made of German Cherry Wood. It is a little soft, but it was nice to work with.
It was a lot of fun to build and I met a great group of guys during the week. If anyone ever has the chance to attend this type of class, go for it. It was incredibly informative and a great time.