|Project by recycle1943||posted 02-18-2014 10:23 PM||1463 views||9 times favorited||17 comments|
Our son got married and as a wedding/Christmas/aniversary and any other holiday present our new daughter-in-law requested an Armoire and had specifics in mind. First off, she wanted walnut, a lot of drawers, necklace doors that swing out and 58” to the middle of the mirror.
I didn’t have enough walnut to do the job so I went shopping and found nearly 200 bd. feet of kiln dried 5/4 run of the mill rough cut. The price was certainly right so I bought it all and talked him into throwing in a dozen 5/4 x x 8” x 8’ Cherry boards in on the deal.
Anyway, I finally got it done and didn’t take nearly enough progress pictures I did include a couple of the carcus in progress.
It was quite a challange “for me” trying to match up the different colors involved with walnut but symetrical doesn’t always fall in place when dealing with wood.
I used solid wood everywhere except on the doors where I used walnut veneer for the long panels to avoid too much weight. The drawer runners are 1/4” x 2 1/2” oak and are set in dados in the cabinet sides. The drawers are all 3/8” walnut with box joints with 1/4” luan bottom. The drawer fronts are 5/8” walnut, glued and screwed to the drwaer.
The base (table) is 5/4 walnut with laminated legs with a slight taper at the bottom inside of each leg. The taper was cut on the band saw and belt sanded.
Most everything was prefinished prior to assembly to avoid any mishaps and irregular finish strokes. The drawer bottoms were duplicated, covered with psa Royal Blue Velvet and set in the drawers prior to setting the walnut dividers in.
There is one ring drawer, 3 drawers with 3 cavities in each, 3 drawers with 9 cavities in each and one drawer void of dividers. The upper most drawer is not a drawer but a cover for the cavity under the lid/mirror.
Sorry about the long post – Thanks for looking and yes I will answer questions if you have them.
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio