|Project by DonDA||posted 03-05-2011 04:36 AM||1652 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Built this armoire for my daughter. It took me 18 months with the time I had available. It is 100% solid cherry, starting with 150 bd ft of rough lumber. I have built a few things, but this one really taught me a lot. I started with a stock plan, but designed the curved top, and changed all the joints to accomodate solid jointery, as the design I purchased was for plywood sides and shelves. Started by drawing in sketchup, which sure taught me how to use that tool. Hand planed all the large panels, and then learned how to finish by scraping them. I found out I really like scraping because it sure minimizes the amount of dust from sanding.
Then the finish was dewaxed shellac, tinted shellac, gel stain, 6 coats of General Arm-R-Seal gloss urethane. Now I just have to transport it from Michigan to Phoenix. Anyone one have a good suggestion for transport? Right now I plan to separate the base from the top, put it in my Acadia, and drive it there. But, I’d like to at least see if there are any GOOD options for shipping as I don’t want it damaged after all this work.
-- Don, Saginaw Mi