|Project by Gumnut||posted 07-01-2012 05:59 AM||1329 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
A very special lady friend wanted a display cabinet for her shell collection and this is the end result.
I made it from Pine and provided storage in the base below the doors; the three storage sections are hidden until any of the doors are opened.
It is constructed using mortise joints and the doors were made with a two piece router bit.
The finish is first sealed and then stained to try and hide the typical grain pattern of the Pine, and finished off with a polyurethane varnish.
The lady who received the cabinet was very happy with the work and she ended up being my wife for the past 17 years, so it was well worth the effort! She still loves it today.
We had children along the way so I applied a clear window film to the glass, to prevent the little darlings breaking it and spilling blood all over the cabinet:)
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm