|Project by bohnsai||posted 09-27-2010 02:53 AM||3694 views||20 times favorited||14 comments|
So I suppose I should start my first post with my best-so-far furniture piece.
It started with finding some cheap gorgeous cherry at a lumber store and I just had to make something with it.
I had been wanting to do something to hide the ugly clothes hamper for some time.
The top is curly cherry with walnut miter keys and curly maple inlay. The sides are curly maple resawed and bookmatched and glued to a MDF substrate. Walnut inlays were glued in and a cedar lining was glued to the other side of the substrate for the inside.
Over all construction is tongue-and-groove with doweled bracing in the back and a plywood back. A 25lb weight is hung in the back to keep it from tipping when opened with a full load of dirty sawdust laden clothes!
Oh and how could I forget the custom walnut handles? I made 42 in all for matching pieces which was a project in itself. I’ll post that later…
Finish is Watco Danish Oil and Polyurethane varnish sanded, polished, and waxed. I spent more time finishing it than I did making it I think.
-- You're not a real wood worker until you've been to the Emergency Room...Twice...in one year...wait a minute, this isn't right.