|Project by klipper||posted 05-03-2011 07:01 PM||3569 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I bought the Sommerfeld router table and decided to use their plans for making the cabinet. I used Birch plywood for the sides and shelves. The face frame, door and drawer fronts were made from Ash, while the drawer slides were made from Poplar.
Using the Sommerfeld cabinet system made the project easy for me. But the thing that blew me away was the coloration of the Ash. This was my first project with Ash and I had no idea of the coloration. If you look closely at the pictures you can see the grain of the wood pretty clearly. But then there is this banded coloration that you could mistake for grain, but it isn’t. It runs completely independently of the grain and, in some cases, perpendicular to the grain lines. I don’t know if this is common with Ash or not. Anyone know?
The cabinet is on locking wheels to make easy to move around the shop. I have enjoyed using it and have gotten comments that it looked too nice to be in the shop. What is wrong with having something look nice in the shop?
-- Best Regards, Dennis