|Project by descolada||posted 12-18-2013 02:39 PM||1412 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
The panels for this project are all tiger maple with a bubinga frame and bubinga handles. I wanted to build this with as thin a frame as possible and it was very tricky designing and then building the joinery for this. I ended up spending a few weeks in sketch-up before starting to build it.
The finish is a layer of shellac dyed with transtint vintage maple, sanded down and then a few coats of tung oil finish.
It looks great in our entryway but I did make one serious miscalculation: the shoe cabinet is full 3/4 maple and thus turned out to be pretty heavy. I think I’m going to have to remake the handle on the front as my wife is having problems opening it without it slamming shut.