|Project by Steve Erwin||posted 11-12-2012 04:16 AM||1004 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
About a year ago, or so, I don’t really remember when… Mom asked if I’d make new doors and drawers for her bathroom cabinet. I made a story stick so I could work at the shop and not need the actual cabinet on hand to measure from.
We clicked around the internet together looking at styles and she picked out this one. She wanted something with fewer “ledges” for dust to collect on.
This was my first raised panel project. Small router bits scare me… this panel bit was enormous! :P
Mom gets all the credit for sanding and finishing them. And my brother helped me mount everything. It’s handy having an extra pair of hands that know what they’re doing when it comes time to assemble something like this.
I think she used a pore filler on everything. This is a really interesting treatment for red oak, especially in a bathroom where she’s got makeup and all sorts of powders or lotions. Those open pores of red oak can be a pain to clean. This is the same reason I used a pore filler on the red oak top to the changing table I made for my son.
-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born.