|Project by Jersey||posted 06-11-2011 06:16 PM||2678 views||16 times favorited||11 comments|
This Shaker style cupboard is based on the Finewoodworking Magazine project by Garrett Hack (http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=33149). The whole thing is made from solid cherry (except the drawer which is maple). The top and bottom are attached to the sides in sliding dovetails. The shelves are dadoed. Face frame and door are mortice & tenon. The back is shiplapped with a bead running down each joint. Hinges are from Brusso and the knob is from Lee Valley. The finish is a oil/ varnish mix.
The drawer is made from maple and has through dovetails (done on my leigh jig and not by hand). I veneered the front with some curly maple veneer but it hasn’t popped as much as I would have liked. I am also not sure whether the drawer would have been better made in Cherry keeping the whole thing one colour.
I really enjoyed making this piece which was commissioned by my wife to hold our herbs & spices. The cupboard is already nearly full so I can see the need for a bigger version which means that this one will be ideal for my block planes in the workshop! ;-)
All comments and critiques welcome.