|Project by mds2||posted 08-30-2013 02:46 PM||2970 views||15 times favorited||22 comments|
Recently I read a couple of James Krenov’s books, which I think every woodworker should, and this really made me want to build something like his. I found plans from FWW for a Krenov style cabinet, and modified them a bit. This is a commission for a friend to be a whiskey display cabinet and the timing on his asking was almost ironic.
The wood is cherry and birdseye maple. The maple came from Wisconsin and looks stunning in person. I bought it when we were getting ton of rain, and then didnt use it till it hadnt rained for a month. It all warped. I re-flattened all of it with hand planes. Overall I tried to do as much as possible by hand but I did utilize a few machines. I’ll never give up a table saw or bandsaw. The joinery on the base is mortise and tenon both of which I made this chisels. The glass etching was a bit of an experience and I could use a lot more practice, though I’m happy with the results.
This was a very fun summer project. Cant wait till the next one. I welcome any questions, comments, and critiques.