|Project by Bill Akins||posted 07-23-2012 01:47 PM||1442 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Several years ago my son Tyler wanted a DVD cabinet. so we basically made him a tall skinny bookshelf. Last winter Tyler and I made his girlfriend one. One evening watching TV I am staring at the old wire rack we had sitting on an end table that was overloaded and pilled high with movies. I decided we needed a media storage cabinet. I chose red oak at Sweetwater lumber. I also picked up router bits and made my first raised panel doors. I finished with a coat of BLO/shellac/alcohol mix, a coat of gunstock stain, and 3 coats of wiping varnish. 0000 steel wool after each coat. After the last coat I used 1500 grit wet sandpaper. Then a coat of Renaisance wax. You can view a set of 6 videos of me making the cabinet at: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.