|Project by groovy_man_6||posted 02-13-2011 11:04 PM||1492 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
Construction Details. Mix of mostly red and white oak reclaimed from old pallets (back when they made them out of quality hardwoods). Started with the frame which was joined using two oak dowels per joint, glued and clamped. I had to make the bead board from scratch because you can’t find it made from solid oak anywhere (it’s always cheapo pine or fiberboard meant to be painted)—milled oak into ~1” slats, milled the bead in each one on my wood shaper (I found an old beading bit in a box in the shop) and then glued all of the slats together on end—Then milled a recess in the frame to receive the bead board center piece (slot cutting bit – router). Screwed it in place in the center but left the slides flexible to allow for expansion contraction—milled the detail in the shelf, and then attached via 4 oak dowel pins into the frame. Sanded with 100 grit, stained (2x), sealed with tung oil (2x), and then mounted the old cast iron hooks which I bought from the Brimfield Antique Fair some time last year.