|Project by gpeau||posted 03-01-2012 01:53 AM||1523 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a hanging wall cabinet built from a single board of 1.5” thick cherry and a single maple board. I designed the case around the doors with the hopes that the contrast between heart and sap wood would be a bit more dramatic. I bookmatched each door with the sap wood meeting close to the door knobs, but the finish seemed to dull the contrast. I’m wondering over time if it will become more pronounced. But…I’m really happy with how everything else turned out!
Hand cut dovetails for the case and drawers. I wanted vertical grain for the backing, so ripped the side 3” maple board with vertical grain into 1/4” boards and joined 6 in total to create the backing. I found a great document on fww.com from a student at the College of the Redwoods showing how to build a basic jig using wedges. Really simple and worked like a charm.
The back has a french cleat, but I didn’t want to take pics in the bathroom where it will end up since the wall is painted blue per my wife’s decision and I feel the white(ish) walls make a better contrast. Fortunately I think the cabinet will last longer than the sky blue bathroom wall paint!
The cherry has a sealcoat and then cherry danish oil. The maple is water based poly. This was the first project I built that I finished before clamping… a smart choice!
Thanks for looking & reading!