|Project by stanley_clifton||posted 06-29-2008 10:56 PM||1630 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This project follows on from one that went disastrously wrong. It is intended to provide additional storage space for our apparently never ending accumulation of toiletries and bathroom acoutrements.
The construction is basic using simple haunched housing joints. Mortise and tenon joints were used for the doors. A homemade ash trim was used to add a little contrast and decoration and to cover the end grain in places.The back is plain old 4mm ply sunk into a 10mm rebate, much of which was planed away to get the piece to fit our dire plastering in the bathroom.
Here’s a link to my Flickr page for anyone wanting more details of the construction:
As ever I am not entirely happy – there are issues with the design (my wife says it’s too wide at top and bottom and she’s right – she can make the next one), workmanship (too many gaps) and finishing (uneven and sticky). However, I am not a trained craftsman and don’t do this for a living so I can relish this as a satisfying project that has produced a useful piece of furniture using and practising a good range of techniques.
Apart from the trusty band saw, drill press and some power sanding at the end, this job has been completed largely with hand tools. This makes it more satisfying for me, saves on the electricity bill and means a little less carbon emitted.
I hope that you enjoy looking at these pics. Do look at the Flickr work in progress and I hope that these are of interest.
-- Stanley generally struggling