|Project by Rich_S||posted 02-01-2008 04:16 AM||1493 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is a CD cabinet that I recently finished. It is based on a design and “plans” by David Marks. The front door is birdseye maple veneer over maple plywood. The sides are maple ply as well. The door stiles and other vertical elements of the cabinet along with the top and bottom are white oak finished stained with General Finishes gel stain-Java color. The veritcal elements taper 1/4” over their lenght on all sides and edges of the corners. The base tilts in at 15 degrees. The cabinet handle is a made from a piece of ebony and attached to the cabinet by two 1/8” brass rods that are epoxied into the back of the handle and the face of the door. I enjoy David’s style and he has been very inspirational to me. I have had the opportunity to take many classes with him over the years and have learned a lot, especially in the areas of bent laminations and gilding. I put “plans” in quotes because in reality his plan really ended up being an elegant sketch with dimensions on it (which upon inspection didn’t always add up). As I was refiguring all the dimensions and pondering why the numbers didn’t always add up, it finally struck me that the “plan” was consistent with what I’ve seen in his approach to construction. I’m not sure how to exactly describe it other than to say that he fits as he goes adjusting to the material he has available. I can only suspect what happened is that he had some basic dimensions in mind, built the cabinet, went back and measured to fill in missing dimensions on the “plan”. Not a big deal in the end since I too adjusted as I went and ended up with a really nice cabinet.
-- Rich, Madison WI