|Project by DHS||posted 02-25-2014 10:27 PM||2362 views||12 times favorited||24 comments|
I gave this jewerly cabinet to my girlfriend Margaret on her birthday. I had spotted the live-edge quilted maple that I used for the door panel at a local wood dealer in Bellingham and it inspired the design. The door panel, back panel, and drawers are all maple. The inner box that holds the drawers is maple too, even though it is the same color as the cherry that I used for the rest of the cabinet. The styles and rails that form the door and cabinet back are built with mortise and tenon joints. The sides are curved. To make the curve I started with 6/4 cherry and used a fairing stick to draw the shape of the curve on the ends. I ripped the long edges on the table saw with the blade at an angle that matched the agle the curve made with the edges of the board. I then used a hand plane to turn the trapezoidal cross section into the smooth curve (see photo 5). I used dowels to attach the top and bottom. I finished the cabinet with a wash coat of shellac, Waterlox varnish and paste wax.
Margaret really likes it. But, now that I’ve built it … I hope she doesn’t expect me to fill it.
-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA