|Project by Peter Oxley||posted 01-30-2012 05:57 AM||3231 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I have a lot of great clients, but my favorite is my wife, Marianne. Unfortunately, just as the cobbler’s son has no shoes, the woodworker’s wife has no custom furniture! Well, I’m trying to start to change that … at least a little. One step in that directon: I just completed these shelves in our hallway.
The cabinets are Brown Hard Maple finished in clear semi-gloss laquer. The door panels were all bookmatched except one where bandsaw drift messed up the panel.
The cabinets are inset into the wall between the studs. None of the studs were where I expected them, so the actual case widths are all over the place. Rather than build the doors various sizes to fit the cases, I built the faceframe to evenly divide the face and hide the irregularity of the case sizes. This wall has varying thickness because of features on the other side, so the shelves have depths between 6” and 12” while only encroaching into the hallway by about 4”. They are already full of books and board games.
It’s hard to get a good photograph, because I couldn’t get far enough away from the cabinets – the hall is only so wide! My camera, which usually takes really good pictures, rendered these a little grainy.