|Project by Dusty||posted 02-16-2007 07:51 PM||2195 views||10 times favorited||23 comments|
I was looking for a companion piece of mission furniture – to go alone with my mission desk for my front library office. I couldn’t find what I wanted – but found a plan close to my needs and style I required. . The first one these I built didn’t work out at all. It turned out to be very unstable and not all that functional. It is currently being used to store parts in my pen shop.
I then went back to the drawing board and this is the result.
Once I redesigned the piece, and made a mortise and tenon frame, that was functional and didn’t interfere with the look I wanted – the piece was fairly easy to make. It took me about 4 days. This is one time the sanding and staining process took longer than the building of the project.
I used hand forged copper hinges and pulls for the hardware. I then added my own stain glass inserts on the doors to match the look and other colors and furniture I have in my front library office in my home.
The doors are constructed with my own mission design I came up with to hold my glass works. The drawers are made using both dovetails and maple hard wood runners in the construction.
There are no nails or screws in this project. Only old fashion joinery is used to build all my furniture whenever possible.
It is 19 inches wide 33 inches wide and 51 inches long. It is made with red oak, and finished using my 12 step mission staining process that I use to continue the same consistent color of all the other mission furniture I have in my home.