|Project by molan||posted 10-31-2012 02:30 AM||929 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This Cabinet was like my personal Nemesis. My wife wanted me to make this for her for her birthday in May and I just finished it in Oct of this year. Only 5 months late. It just seemed like I could never get the time to work on it and I didn’t like it and it didn’t’ like me. This is the first project that I did with any sort of glass in it. it has a total of 8 windows panes and 3 glass shelves.
This plan was a U-bild plan. I have to say I am not impressed with U-Bild plans. this was my first one from this company and will likely be my last. Even calling it a plan is a stretch. More like a few pretty pictures to give you the impression of what it should look like. I even purchased the associated hardware kit from U-bild. they basically give you a bag of parts. they don’t label the parts and the picture plan does not show anywhere what parts are intended to be used where (I still have a pile of dowels and other assorted parts leftover from the kit). Its a total crap shoot.
That said I did get through the project and it turned out well enough. My wife loves her new cabinet even if it was a little late. (I ended up buying her Jewelry for her birthday. Thank G0d for Jewelry!)
I finished the cabinet using Boiled Linseed oil and then sprayed on a few layers of Shellac to seal it. Looks very nice I think and will look even nicer as the cherry’s color deepens with age