I have been commissioned by a former client to build all new shelving and cabinets in the master bedroom his and her walk-in closets. I have done a few smaller projects for them in the past consisting of three custom display pedestals and a small marble top table all done from Brazilian cherry with accent inlay work. I guess that they like my artistic style of woodworking so when they asked me to do the closets I figured that this would be a great opportunity to do something totally out of my comfort zone. I always have liked a good challenge and this will definitely be a challenge. So I did a material take-off and a few sketches and now the fun begins.
This project will need over 500 bf of Brazilian cherry which I ordered from Steve Wall Lumber in North Carolina. I had them run it through their big planer to save me some time and also to cut down on the shipping weight. As it turns out I got 575 bf (always better to get a little extra) with a shipping weight of 2300 lbs. I had it delivered to my shop this week so let the woodworking begin!!!
575 bf of Brazilian cherry S2S to 13/16 widths from 4”- 12”