|Project by EricTy||posted 12-05-2013 07:13 PM||1596 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I have to say, this was quite the challenge. This is a Christmas gift for my permanent roomate.
It’s made from some very old and very tough Cherry. It just has a coat of boiled Linseed oil right now. debating whether to just wax it or add a Shellac/other.
It’s about 9 1/4” wide x 17” long. We will be redoing the kitchen this coming spring and this will look very nice next to the Cherry faced cabinets.
I like simple lines, Shaker furniture, etc. so I opted to use some simple curves rather than Ogees.
The hinges are a little rough so I didn’t include any closeups there. They look hand-cut but that’s the character that comes from handmade.
The inspiration came from PBS’ The Woodwright’s Shop http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/watch-on-line/2011-2012-episodes/. A neat show for traditional woodworking. He’s a nice guy but boy he seems so disorganized. Wait, that’s how I work!
Ooh, I also got to sharpen the teeth on a hand saw to make the cut down the length. My bandsaw only has a 6” resaw capacity so this got cut by hand. Used a plane to clean up the kerf lines and then sanded it starting with 60 grit up to 220.
-- Only you know the mistakes were intentional...