|Project by woodreaper||posted 02-21-2012 01:52 AM||1255 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a Red Cedar free standing Food Pantry that I built last month for some folks who have a cedar cabin with a Knotty Pine interior finish.
This was a difficult project in that the gentleman owns a very small saw mill and wanted to cut the lumber for the project. The mill is in-precise ( cut different widths and had a lot of band saw kerfs ).
I had to mill the lumber down from very rough cuts and because the lumber was not kiln Dried; I had to mill each piece separately and attach them to the pantry right away. Even though the lumber had been cut from trees that had been down for a couple of years, there was still a lot of moisture in them.
I let the lumber sit in my shop for a few day to acclimate to the shop and then proceeded with the building. Each piece had to be individually sawed and ran through the jointer and planner and then screwed on, or if I let them sit until the next day…they would be warped enough to have to be re-milled.
This was a job that took me three weeks to do, but the couple are very happy with it. It’s rustic, but with a feminine flair.
The unit is 6’ tall by 74” long by 17” deep. It really is too bad that my pics didn’t show the real intimate details of the Pantry. It really is quite beautiful!