|Project by RONFINCH||posted 07-19-2011 09:33 PM||1320 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
First, a huge thank you to Skip Shatzer and John Choponis for their generous contribution of the scroll saw work in this project, along with the other offers of help.
When my son’s Golden Retriever passed away a few months ago, I wanted to do something special for my son, as PJ was his pet and he loved her dearly, so did I. Knowing what the case was being made for made it difficult for me to push and get it done quickly. I choose Black Walnut as it’s probably my favorite wood to work with. The joints were assembled with pocket joinery, the front door to the cabinet with just glue. Installing the glass was a chore as this was my first project incorporating glass. I finished with wipe on polyurethane, I’m guessing about 5 coats with a light sanding in between coats. The door is kept closed with a magnetic latch as it won’t be getting opened and closed very much.