Oak Cabinet from 2011


Oak Cabinet

I built this little cabinet about a year ago to replace a small cheap bookshelf that no longer held many books. Instead, it was filled with gadgets and accessories for gadgets: things that needed to be in a drawer rather than sitting out on a shelf. I suspect there may be a market for a piece like this – a place to put the GPS, cameras, video cameras, chargers, batteries, battery chargers, phones, blank CDs and DVDs, etc.

This cabinet is constructed in a similar manner to my chest of drawers, with 1/4 in. resawn solid oak panels set in rails on the sides, and dovetailed drawers. The hardware is arts and crafts style. And in the arts and crafts tradition, this was my first attempt at coloring white oak with ammonia fumes. I was pleased with the results, and used the same method on the dining table.

The cabinet has two doors at the bottom. This was my first attempt at building and fitting a door. It took some trial and error, but they look (and work) pretty good.

The piece is 36 in tall, 30 in wide and 17 in deep.

Cabinet During Construction

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