|Project by aussiedave||posted 152 days ago||639 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
Hi fellow LJ’s this project is two small doll display cabinets made with Jarrah, a local hard redwood that grows in South West of Western Australia. A beautiful wood to work with. I have purposely left the front sheet of glass out for the photos, as I was getting all sorts of reflections from things behind the camera – including me. The client supplied the plans of what he wanted, which I used as a guide only, and I did the joinery using epoxy glue. The taller cabinet has a doll that is seated hence the basic chair or throne inside. In the smaller cabinet, the doll is standing and has a base with a circular recess in it which will fit over the thin disk on the cabinet’s base. The second pic shows the basic joinery with the two bases and respective backs and just one set of left and right side panels. Third pic is a dry fit before doing the round over of the bases and the final sanding. I did not like seeing the two sheets of glass sitting on top of each other showing the end of the top sliding glass, so I created a cut-out in the top corner of the sides and made a strip pull the full width of the glass in both cabinets to just slide snugly into place when closed. Pic four is the glue up of the main components of the cabinets. Pic five shows the seat glued in place and the other cabinet side-on, showing the top glass slid out a little showing the pull side-on. I glued them to the glass with epoxy. Last pic shows everything in place except for the front sheet of glass, which was slid in and glued as soon as the picture was taken. The finish is six coats of Minwax wipe-on poly, satin finish. Hope you all enjoyed this project and thanks for looking.
-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....