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Keith Shipp

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 03:52 PM

OK, Here’s my 2 cents…
I don’t believe you can keep the spices in drawers un sealed and not have the more odiferous, (yes I looked this word up) affect the less pungent ones. You will need to seal them separately. Also unsealed, most herbs and spices will loose their potentcy in short time, hence the reason store bought’s are in plastic jars.
That said I would use zip bags labeled in the drawers for bought and fresh dried.

Now since the blending of smells and the protection of the herbs from the wood isnt an issue, you can pick your wood choice for diffrent charistics. I agree with David and Moshel if you want to be traditional theese cabinest are usualy all the same wood. Your Harry Oak or She Oak would be a fine choice.

For assembly I have a thought that may save some time. Pre finnish as much as you can. If you use a traditional sliding dovetail you can prefinish most all the stock and then cut the joints. A nice Butchers wax finish would let you touch up after assembly and give you the finish inside the cubbies so the drawers slide nicely. There will be no finish on tails or slots after cutting them. You can then Glue the case and pin the drawers how ever you like.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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