|Project by LeTurbo||posted 02-01-2014 10:28 PM||1312 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Another old project but, without a workshop right now, I’m living on past glories as I browse through some 35mm slides (yes, it’s that old).
So a friend wanted a “rustic” cabinet for his bathroom and showed me his antique oak table as a guide. I found some scrappy stuff at the lumber yard and picked it up for virtually nothing. You’ll note it’s … er, “highly figured”.
The legs are hexagonally cut cottonwood, the rest is all oak that I just finished with linseed oil so it would age naturally. He also wanted mitered corners everywhere, so I had to figure that in when doing the mortise-and-tenons.
This was also the first time I’d done fielded panels, so the corners aren’t quite accurate – I’ll blame the table saw. With a Triton, you’re using a circular saw that’s mounted upside down, so the blade doesn’t angle. Instead, you have to buy a separate guide, and then hold your workpiece on it as you cut with the vertical blade. It’s not particularly steady.
When I delivered it, I found his brief had been waaaaaaaaaaaay off. The rest of the bathroom was done with very dark, teak-like wood, very aged with erosion and worm-holes. Nothing at all like his antique oak table. Oh well. He only paid the equivalent of $60 for this.