Tuesday 26 June 2012
Walnut wall cabinet
I don't take on too many commissions but this was a piece that really appealed. The client had seen a Nakashima wall cabinet and wanted something similar in English Walnut with sliding doors. This shows a board of my finest stock opened up on the band saw.
The piece was to be through dovetailed on all four corners so I was very glad to have the assistance of my magnetic dovetail guide, especially as the wood was 7/8" thick. There were a total of 96 saw cuts on the four corners and every joint fitted straight from the saw without any paring.
Here are all the pieces ready for assembly, all the inside surfaces have been brought to a finish beforehand. The finish I used was six coats of home-made shellac cut back with 600 grit Abranet to a matt finish and then brought to a nice sheen with a high carnauba paste wax. The shellac will give a sweet small to the inside of the cabinet and the wax will make any glue squeeze out easy to pop off.