|Project by jack1||posted 01-05-2013 12:37 AM||1817 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
There is a new requirement that holy oils used to anoint the sick have to be kept in a separate cabinet in Catholic Churches. I was given a picture with rough measurements and asked to make one…
I bought a 9’ x 3/4” x 11 1/2” red oak board from my local Home Depot. After letting it set for a couple weeks I went to work on making the door, sides, top and bottom. It was a little challenging in that the top and bottom are matching isosceles trapezoids and as I said I was given a picture with rough measurements. Since this is going to hang on a wall with a fair amount of weight in it, I decided to use pocket screws all around and plugged the pocket holes after assembly.
I got a pair of flat brass hinges for the door as well as one of the fish knobs I bought a few years back and inset a rare earth magnet in the door and side frame to keep the door closed. The wood was stained with Min-Wax Early American and a hand rubbed wax finish is on top of that.
The cabinet measures 27” tall x 17” wide x 11” deep. I had glass for the door and sides as well as a mirror on the back to highlight whatever goes inside cut at a local shop. I also had 1/4” tempered glass for the two adjustable trapezoid shelves cut as well.
The vases inside are just to see how things look. They don’t keep holy oils in kitty bottles… ;0)
Thanks for looking.
-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!