|Project by KnotCurser||posted 05-22-2012 09:45 PM||8617 views||20 times favorited||37 comments|
This is most certainly my most difficult project to-date. I made this cabinet for my office – it was designed to reflect the same wood types and style as my trestle desk that I made a few months ago. This inspiration for this comes from our own Lazy Larry and a blog he posted a while ago – thanks Larry!
The piece measures 45 inches long x 25 inches high and is 10 inches deep.
Each drawer face is 6 inches square and 8 inches deep. Every drawer is box jointed on all four sides – that’s 1800 box joints that had to be cut, fit and sanded flush! Not only does the grain follow across all three rows of drawers, but the bottom and top rows are book-matched.
The top and face frame is cherry. The drawer faces, top trim and bottom skirt are walnut. The other three sides of the drawers are quarter sawn sycamore.
Each drawer has a separate compartment to slide into and is fitted uniquely to it’s own compartment. Each compartment’s interior was painted a bright red and lacquered to make it very shiny and slick.
The rest of the cabinet was given two applications of tung oil and then a surface coat of paste wax.
This project took me MANY hours over the course of two months to complete. I am very glad I was able to accomplish something like this, but I am REALLY glad it’s completed! ;-)
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