|Project by DexterDearborn||posted 05-25-2012 02:34 AM||926 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
I built this curio from WOOD Magazine plans. It was the first “major” project I took on. I realized AFTER I built it how important it was to select matching pieces for the “face”.
Not a hard build – just lots of pieces, lots of setups to complete. I complicated it by not having a dado blade so it took me much longer than it should have.
I learned the hardway about what climb-cutting is. The stain is dark enough that it hides the blemish ( you won’ t see it) but I know it’s there.
Frame is oak and drawers are poplar. I collect 1:18 scale model cars and this cabinet is pretty much the whole reason I got into woodworking in the first place – I wanted to be able to build something I liked, the way I wanted, and, be able to repeat the build in the future.
i am very happy with the results. I will say that I love the way the door stile knob side came out – it was a complete accident that I never realized until after I finished the piece.
Satin is a minwax cherry and I put on two coats with three coats of Polyminwax finish.
-- Dearborn, http://lumberjocks.com/DexterDearborn