|Project by balidoug||posted 12-22-2011 07:51 PM||1755 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my attempt at the “Feathers” project from Tom Fidgen’s “Made by Hand”. My first attempt at a project from that book. A couple years ago when I first caught the wood bug a friend gave me a green, knotted and warped plank of teak from a tree he had recently harvested. It’s been sitting around, waiting for a use, and I thought part would be perfect for this door. The rest of the case is marbau (I think), the white drawers are suar.
I am very happy with how the half-blinds came out.
The cabinet is a Christmas present for my daughter. You can imagine the conversation:
“What would you like for Christmas?”
“How about a lovely bathroom cabinet with a beautiful teak door?”
“An iPad loaded with ‘The Sims’ and ‘Angry Birds’ and ‘facebook’ and …”
“terrific, I’ll start cutting the wood this afternoon.”
By the way, suar, or raintree, can have a fabulous creamy-white color when freshly planed, but yellows when oiled or waxed. I like the finish as it came out, but would love to learn to preserve that milky color, too. any suggestions?
-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant