|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 07-30-2012 11:48 PM||1647 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I built this for the first Christmas with my now wife Christine (we were only dating at the time). That puts it about 4 years ago, so it was pre-Lumberjocks membership, but I think it’s worthy of digging up the pics. It is made of some figured cherry from the Upper Penninsula of Pure Michigan. I would have liked to thin the stock down but didn’t have a planer so it’s 3/4” but looks fine because it’s a pretty big piece. The swing arms on the doors are for earrings and I have to thank my neighbor for sewing the material (no small effort, i think she was 98 then, and is 102 now!) There are two hidden compartments that are accessed by removing the vertical shelf divider and sliding the ring holder or picture frame sideways. The doors are cut from one wide piece, so they are matched and held closed by magnetic catches. It mounts to the wall with a screw through the back which is also hidden by the center shelf divider. Although you can buy pre-made ring holders, I made this one with some of the fabric stapled between some foam backer-rod. The interior pieces are black walnut. The case has one coat of cherry stain and countless coats of water based poly with steel wool rub downs between coats.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.