|Project by ryno101||posted 01-28-2012 04:44 PM||2450 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
It has been quite a while since my last post… been working on this in my limited spare time. Finally finished.
I wanted to make a freestanding cabinet with legs and a table top. I wanted to create the impression that the cabinet was floating inside the table. This was by far the most intricate project I’ve tackled, from design to wood selection to construction.
The legs taper from the bottom and the top, the carcase is held together with dovetails, and the drawer fronts are made from a single piece, as is the carcase itself. The carcase is not directly attached to the leg assembly, rather the carcase and top are connected, and then slid into the leg assembly (with hidden stringers under the carcase) and held in place by the tension created when the top is tightened down, squeezing a rear apron piece. Hard to explain, just as hard to design.
I started with the top, it was a piece of Cebil I had around for years, finally got the skills to be able to do something with it. As you can see, it had developed a sizable check over the years, so one more technique (inlaid butterflies to hold the top together) needed to be learned! I like the look… they say “I meant to do that!”.
Materials are Cebil for the top, Ash for the Carcase and Cherry for the legs and drawers.
This is the new home for my single malts and single barrel bourbons!
-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com