|Project by johnjoiner||posted 04-30-2008 06:13 AM||3086 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a small Krenov-inspired cabinet I made from cypress I bought from Treebones. Most of this was built with hand tools. The exceptions being the band saw and power planer for stock prep, and the router for removal of the bulk of the wood in the stopped rabbets for the back panel.
The door I sliced into five staves, bevelled them, and reassembled them. I was doing this to enter in our woodworker’s guild show, and I didn’t have time to make a coopering plane. So I smoothed the inside of the door the best I could with a round card scraper.
I learned a ton on this project. This is my first project that I would consider calling “fine” woodworking. In addition to the coopered door, it was the first time I’d made a frame and panel like this, used knife hinges, did the Krenov-style doweling, and used files to round and soften the edges.
Given all that I was pretty happy with how it came out. But there are a number of things I’ll do differently next time, and plenty of room for improvement.