|Project by Keith Shipp||posted 291 days ago||1326 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
I actually made two cabinets. One for my sister and one for my sister-in-law. They are 17 in tall 14 in wide and 10.5 in deep. Most of the materials are scrap harvest. The case a glue up of oak stock from a demolished storefront and oak plywood. The drawers are poplar that I purchased and ripped to 3/8. The drawer fronts are maple flooring milled down and some scrap walnut for the mortised in drawer pulls. The finish is water based poly, gloss first then satin to tone the black down. the drawers are sealer inside and gloss on the fronts. Case finish started with sealer de-waxed shellac and black trans-tint liquid dye. I wanted Jet Black and the information how to get it came from Matt Seiler from MS Woodcraft. Thanks Matt it worked just as you said. I was looking for a way to have clean likes and contrast. The color choice came from all the black lacquer oriental styled furniture I have seen. I felt the natural color of maple best for the drawers. When you sand maple it’s white but when it’s finished it softens naturally with hint of amber and brown. Drawer guides are solid maple runners in a birch plywood glued into the inside of the cabinet. They slide beautifully but they add weight to the cabinet. Its a bit heavier than I expected but since I didn’t have a plan to go from I winged it and this is the result.
-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...