|Project by FrankyFiveAces||posted 12-01-2011 08:15 AM||4336 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
A liquor cabinet I built to house my second most valuable possessions (the most valuable being my tools). I got tired of reaching over the sink every time I wanted a “beaker full of the warm south,” and I needed something to keep me occupied at my in-laws’ house while I was on leave. It is red oak with shaker maple stain by General Finishes with a semigloss oil based poly. The biggest challenge proved to be the curved doors and face frame, but some creative jigging, clamping, and routing over a template with a flush trim bit solved my problems. The doors were originally intended to be plexiglass (4th pic), but they proved to be too weak and met with some objections from the spousal unit. The oak plywood panels in the frame and panel doors proved more durable and attractive. I discovered the budget cutting technique of using poplar for the dovetailed drawers and attaching an oak faceplate to the front. Brass knobs and no mortise hinges finished it off nicely. I added a lock as a last minute bit of flair. I don’t think the lock will keep anyone out, but it was more of a spiritual addition; it is a liquor cabinet after all. Some history on the project: I started it on leave at my in-laws house, then put it on hold (4th pic) to go on deployment. I came home to meet my 3 month old daughter, set up a new workshop in a new house and finish off the cabinet. Thanks for looking.
-- "Never give a sucker an even break." -W.C. Fields