Being on semi-down time, I thought I would post a pic or two. First pics are some of the upper cabinets on a kitchen I am making from maple veneer core plywoods and solid poplar facings, tongue and groove backs. The style has become one of my favorites as in my opinion they are timeless. I really like the wooden muttins on the glass doors and I like the curved detailed bead mouldings, simple yet kinda elegant. Now overwhelming in decadance but regal?......there are two of them, one right, one left mirror images that go on either side of the window above one of the sinks. An 1 1/2” above the door will be a 3/8” dia bullnose and 1” above that will be crown mould. Another 5/16” bead will trim around the base of the cabinet followed by a light valance having bead mould on the bottom. ........anyway. There is a secondary shelf behind the bottom of the door and a recessed door stop behind the top of the door, both set back 1/8+ so that an earth magnet and bumper can be installed to ensure the door opens and closes easily and stays shut, flat and even. Both get glass shelves with a wooden mould attached to the front so that they look like wooden shaelves and yet the glass lets the lights installed inside, light up the whole interior. The finish is yet to be decided but regardless, I think once its distressed, stained and or painted and rubbed out…............it should look pretty good.
and another with glass doors, two of them being mirror images that go on either side of the oven/range top and has a custom 4’ wooden hood vent between them. All the uppers get detailed similar to above.
And this last one I made some time ago and every time I see it sitting against the wall I feel kinda bad. My father is pushing 90 years young and is still in good health. I made it for him from a tree he and I, and some other siblings planted in 1965. A spindly little sapling of a cherry tree that grew and grew and held many fond childhood memeroies. When he sold his house he had the tree (about a 30” diameter by then) cut down and sawn into lumber, and then shipped it all to me…..............and thats why I feel kinda bad is because I still have this piece, yet unfinished and I know he would just love it. I still need to put some kinda panel in the door, glass os a mirror and still have to put the little steel hooks in the back to hold keys for the many outbuildings at the cottage. I’ld like to put an very small old fashioned lock in it too,
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso