Website: Kimberton Woodworks
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Hobbyist or Pro: Hobbyist
Project Name: Window Cabinet
Wood Species: Red Oak, Birch Ply
Finish Used: The finish was designed to incorporate a two tone look to help feature the swirling grain of the birch against the darker red oak. A de-waxed shellac was used as a sealer for all surfaces followed by a light sanding of 320 grit. I chose to use a mahogany and ebony die mixture for the oak and a light maple and mahogany for the birch. Three coats of each provided the depth of color I was looking for. I followed with 3 more coats of general finishes arm-a-seal for greater protection. Overall the project turned out great and the client is very happy with the outcome, especially with the two tone finish and the large storage capacity.
This piece was designed as a functional cabinet to fit below a bedroom window and incorporate as much storage as possible into the provided space. The woods used are solid oak for the cabinet and drawer frames, birch plywood for the case and drawer construction, and a hard pine paneled top for texture and depth. The drawer runs on a set of parallel wooden drawer slides waxed for smooth open and closing. The slides were purchased from Rockler.