|Project by Konquest||posted 06-04-2011 08:08 AM||3600 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I had some down time between some paid projects and thought I would make something nice for myself. The primary wood here is Andiroba which makes a nice alternative to Mahogany. I used Andiroba for my headboard that you can see in my project gallery. The real looker here is the bookmatched cherry panels. I saw the board at the sawmill and it just screamed “Wall Cabinet”. Included is a closeup picture that just shows the panels getting finished. There is a padauk bead surrounding the panel as well. I have this thing setting in a sunny room so the woods mellow out a bit in color.
The interior of the cabinet is nothing special: blum 26mm mini clip hinges and shelves sitting on pins. The shelves are edgebanded with the same end-grain lamination inlay that I used for my walnut bookcases. I have included a photo that shows what it looks like on a picture frame I made with scraps (the last photo in the set). Unfortunately, this project is going to sit unused until I renovate my master bath, which is probably at least a year away.
There is one more thing I ask when people critique or comment on this project: please let me know your input on hardware. Pulls, Knobs, Chrome, Nickel, Bronze, Copper, or shop made. What do you think would look best on this cabinet?
-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.