|Project by Phil Brown||posted 2017 days ago||818 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This cabinet was ordered by a boutique in my little town while I was working on Jim’s Casket and consequently was late delivering. My clients were moving to a better and larger location and needed another display cabinet. I knocked quite a bit off the price for the late delivery.
I brought the cabinet into the house to let it settle and check it for quality. My wife informed me at the same time that the hot water tank had finally let go, flooding the bathroom. It had been leaking previously but due to getting Jim’s casket finished I had avoided the inevitable. Needlesss to say, the money from the cabinet went to Home Depot’s coffers for the new hot water tank.
The cabinet is pine and mdf, faux finished with acrylic cream and gold. The embellishments came from some antique spindles I got out of an old barn. I built the cabinet in two sections to make it easier for the ladies to move it. The cat loves it too.
These drawers are functional. Some folks want drawers but end up with just drawer fronts to reduce pricing while keeping the look. I originally quoted this job with glass shelves but my clients opted for less expensive wood shelves.
I took this photo of another cabinet I’d built for the ladies earlier this year, in its new location.
I’ve got one more refinishing job to do this week then I have to go about the task of cleaning out my mom’s apartment as she is not able to look after herself any more. She lives fifty miles away so I won’t be doing much in the shop for a while. We have always got together for Christmas at her apartment, craming in fourteen people and having a great time.
-- Phil Brown, Ontario