This cabinet although quite simple in its construction did have a couple of details which had to be exact, the margin around the panels at the back of the door and lid had to be spot on, any discrepancy would have stood out like a sore thumb and the lid panelling had to line up with door panelling on the outside.
A recent commision, storage for a customers DVDs and CDs along with a place for his stereo and television.
Made in European Oak with painted Birch Plywood cabinets.
The making process
This poor dovecote had been toppled by the wind earlier this year, some pictures of the repair process.
Hand made kitchen with Birch Ply cabinets, hand painted doors made and fitted by me, Granite worktops supplied and fitted by Hobbs, painting by customer.
The first thing (or perhaps that should be things) that first interested me in furniture and cabinet making were the tools, nice new good quality ones and old good quality vintage ones, the thing that has kept me interested in this craft is simply the wood itself, below are two pictures of two pieces of Poplar, this is what is known as a secondary wood, its normally used where you can`t see it, hidden frames, structural components and painted items, rarely is it used as a "show" timber and I'm not sure why, the grain colour can be quite amazing.
Display Cabinet with Poplar shelves, door frames and top, everything else in MDF
Cabinets to cover appliances
After being let down by someone else, the client contacted me to see if I could come up with something to cover up their fridge and freezer, they wanted something that looked like furniture but at the same time was not too prominent in the room.
A few pictures showing a bit of the making process.