|Project by Carbide||posted 06-15-2013 03:57 PM||1085 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I originally built a toilet topper cabinet out of red oak (It is the last one pictured) and I was going to put it in my half bath remodel. It was pretty unique but I felt it was not unique enough. I’m all about originallity… So I decided to build a new one with contrasting woods. I used red oak for the box, face frames, and raised panels and for the door frames and crown I used walnut. I finished it with Minwax Polycrylic water based to prevent ambering of the oak. Since the actual raised panel part is only about 1/2” wide the panels were extremely hard to make without mistakes. Actually it is pretty dangerous working with such a small piece along a huge raised panel bit. All of the door frame pieces have to be cut to exact length for everything to fit together correctly. Getting all of the pieces together and lined up before the glue dries is also another chore. These are the most complicated doors I have ever built. So what do you think guys? Does the contrast look good or should I stick with the original plain oak?
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