|Project by Jack Barnhill||posted 03-01-2011 10:38 PM||2727 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a project that started some time ago in one of my woodworking classes. Glad it’s done and I can move on to other projects.
The face frame, doors and drawer fronts are genuine mahogany. The frame and cabinet were assembled using pocket screws. The doors are booked matched. The drawer fronts are slip matched. Both are frame and panel using stub tenons. I made the trim and cove pieces for the doors and drawer fronts as well.
The doors, drawers and slide-outs all feature Blum’s soft close.
The toe-kick is a separate assembly featuring a swoop and hand carved volutes to match the bedroom furniture. Having the separate toe-kick allowed me to scribe and set the cabinet in place and then slide the toe-kick on and bolt it to the cabinet from underneath.
Altogether, it has an appearance somewhere between a built-in a stand-alone piece.
The finish is General Finishes’ Arm-R-Seal.
MY oldest son’s FIL gave me the granite for the top (it’s a full 3cm and already had the bull-nosed edge). I had to cut it to size and make the sink cut-outs. I had a local granite company make the bull-nosed trim for around the back-splash from some granite remnants that matched the top.
The last picture is from shortly after the remodel began.
The firsts were: face-frame cabinetry, frame and panel construction, hand carving on an actual project, cutting granite
P.S. I did not make the mirrors. I wanted to, but of a different design that would require a lot of hand carving and decided that I did not want to put that much more work into a house that I will probably have to leave anyway (the cabinet was started in better times).
-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com