|Project by rodneyh||posted 01-03-2013 08:03 PM||1972 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
Just finished this corner cabinet for my mother-in-law. Wanted to build her something special for Christmas as her mother just passed away. I’ll be delivering it tomorrow if my wife will let it go.
The design was based on the 100 year old glass panels I found on craigslist (from a fireplace), and my desire to make it similar to a Stickley 719 bookcase. Turned out to be 50” tall, 30” wide, and 18” deep. The door hardware is a good match to early Stickley hardware that I found very reasonably priced on craftsmanhardware.com. The other Stickley elements I incorporated are the thru tenons and the curve at the top of the sides. The top, middle, and bottom shelves are all fixed with thru tenons. This took some time to figure out, and I finally ended up doing the joinery before actually gluing up the shelves. The other 2 shelves are moveable. The back is made of unglued splined boards that are about 5” wide. These are set in a rabbet in lower, middle, and upper rails, making 4 “panels”. Wood is all quartersawn white oak, except the back which is a mixture of QS and flat. Finish is dye stain, sealer, gel stain, and wipe on urethane (40% poly, 40% thinner, 20% tung oil).