Small Obscure Cabinet with Drawer

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Project by travisowenfurniture posted 01-13-2011 07:17 AM 1690 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small Cabinet with Drawer

This small cabinet was composed mostly of spalted maple obtained from discarded pallets. The door is spalted maple driftwood found in a river outlet in Northern California. A permanently attached custom made “key” (made from a lamp switch and an allan wrench) keeps the door securely closed. Inside, there is a small drawer with a uniquely designed Madrone front. I harvested the Madrone from my own back yard and then shaped a small finger grip in the middle, to encourage delicacy when opened. It is finished with several coats of linseed oil, wipe on polyurethane, and Carnuba wax.

It has a feathery texture from how I buffed the wax. The drawer is fit snugly so it can be pulled almost all the way out before sagging. I gave it to my Dad before taking pictures (a bummer) so my Dad took these obscure pics of it from odd angles. I think it works though.

The piece is about 1-1/2ft tall, 6in wide, 9in deep… más o menos.



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#1 posted 01-13-2011 08:21 AM

I really like this cabinet. I think I am going to take a try at one soon with pallet boards, great idea!

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 06:27 PM

You have a truly unique mind , even with the pictures. Fine wood working has a Contest for the under thirty crowd you shoud check it.

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