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#1 posted 04-23-2010 04:06 PM

The H/W ratio should be about 1.618. I would follow DaveR’s advice, plus make the bottom rail wider to visually ground the piece. Dowels in the corners will add visual interest. Engraving a little something along the edge like an oak leaf would jazz it up considerably. Filling that in with black epoxy would be interesting. I do this kind of thing often by printing something out on paper, using spray adhesive to affix the design in place, then I just trace it with a small diameter burr in the Dremel tool. It takes very little artistic effort to transform the piece.

What kind of handle are you using? A custom made wood piece, possibly in a contrasting species might be nice (e.g. ebony handle to go with the black epoxy inlay). Check out James Krenov’s books. He does all kinds of things with small cabinets like this.

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