|Project by pimpson||posted 09-22-2013 04:12 AM||3107 views||20 times favorited||20 comments|
A Krenov style cabinet has been on my woodworking bucket list for a while now. It’s Walnut Birds Eye Maple and Blistered Koa with Ebony accents. This project has taken about 6 months to finish since some of the time I wasn’t able to work on it because of my son and daughter’s sports. When sports are going, on it puts my free time on hold. I love going to watch their sports. The construction is a mixture of mortis and tenon and dowels. The finish is BLO. I haven’t put a wax on yet but will use the renaissance wax. The Blistered Koa has a story behind it. The wood dealer that I go to in town, worked in Hawaii at a wood mill. He had kept in touch with one of the sawyers from the mill and had asked the sawyer if he had any of the Blistered Koa left over. It just so happens that the sawyer did have some stashed away and needed cash, so my wood dealer bought it from him and I bought up what I could afford. I have tried to google the Blistered Koa and only found a guitar (a very expensive guitar) so I’m thinking it’s pretty rare. The wood is gorgeous and was scarred to do anything with it, but love it as a Krenov Style cabinet. I do need to give the photo credits to my brother I can do woodworking I can’t take pictures he is a incredibly successful photographer thank you Andy!