|Project by TimStoltzfus||posted 11-04-2012 04:40 PM||847 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This cabinet has the sole purpose of storing table leaves (or boards). There are thirteen leaves here…they fit into a quarter sawn white oak extension table I also made. The drawer on top is to store things like table cloths and silverware. The wood is reclaimed wormy chestnut from a tobacco shed on the farm my mother grew up on. Close inspection (perhaps not well seen in the pictures) will reveal that the panels as well as the frames are all book matched. Since I was working with beams and supports, not with lumber, this was very easy, although time consuming. Also not seen in the picture is a block under the center of the cabinet. This helps to hold the two hundred and eight pounds of leaves inside. The finish is natural shellac, topped with a mixture of lemon oil and bees wax.