|Project by jcwalleye||posted 10-13-2012 12:12 AM||1495 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Though I’ve been spending some time in the shop, I haven’t taken the time to upload any projects to LJ’s. Thought I’d get that taken care of today.
First is a kitchen stool, modified from a free plan I found on the internet. The starting plan was for bar stools, some 10” taller. I cut the legs down a bit and moved the lower stretchers, but left the rest of the dimensions the same. End result, a stout stool. Everybody that moves it comments how heavy it is. I wish it was lighter, but it still serves its purpose. It’s made from mahogany and maple. One mistake I made is not getting a real close match on the mahogany’s color when I glued up the stock for the legs, figuring that it would darken to the same. It hasn’t yet.
Next are two cherry file cabinets that serve as end tables in the living room. There is a tight clearance where they have to fit, but they still needed to be large enough to hold hanging files. I took a chance on using wooden runners instead of using drawer slides, saving a full 1” on each cabinet. The runners and grooves in the side of the drawers were cut to a real close tolerance and so far open and close great. Unless you were looking for it, you wouldn’t notice that it wasn’t using slides.
They are a nice improvement over the old Ernst wooden cabinets from China.
Last is a small table for a friend’s cabin. They haul the water in in jugs and didn’t have a good place to work from. It’s made from Alder, but when it came time to make the top, I thought I’d use a few of the many cutoffs I seem to accumulate. The top is of maple, mahagony, cherry, oak, and a little walnut. It was pretty fun and I can see why people like making some of the cutting boards that get posted on LJ.
That’s all for now. Thanks for looking.
-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--