|Project by Picken5||posted 87 days ago||858 views||9 times favorited||12 comments|
I built this as a wedding gift for my daughter and my soon-to-be son-in-law. Except for the ebony corner details, it’s made entirely of cherry. The finish is Tried & True Varnish Oil. There were plenty of “firsts” for me in this project: mortise & tenon doors, inlayed ebony plugs, and experiencing a brand new type of finish. I also took a number of liberties with the Shaker style, but I think I’ve kept the general “spirit” of the style. It’s a bit shorter than a typical Shaker clock, but my daughter wanted something she could either hang on a wall or place on a shelf, so I shortened the lower cabinet a bit. It also has a slightly cleaner look since I didn’t use any knobs – just routed finger pulls on the inside edges of the doors and added flush magnetic catches inside. (I think a Shaker “purist” would have approved.)
-- Howard - "A bad day in the workshop is still better than a good day at the office."