A diverse collection of different wood species, including a very appropriate use of old barn wood, really helps bring this reader-submitted project to life.
Made with African Paduak for the roof, regular “Old Barn Wood” for the barn itself, Blue Pine for the window panes, limbs from the Birch trees in my back yard, poplar for the trees themselves, a piece of Walnut for the barn door, an old 2X6 for the base of the piece, and a piece of 1/4″ plywood for the backing and the clouds.
- Jim Palmer; Jim’s Wood-n-Stuff; Ephrata, WA
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With a project like this in the house, it almost makes you WANT to get the laundry done…
This is the built in laundry table / cabinet I made for our laundry room. The cabinet is 24″x74″ and is made from 3/4″ Birch plywood and red oak trim. The drawers are poplar with birch plywood bottoms and the drawer fronts are solid red oak strips laminated onto 1/2″ MDF, the base is 2×12 pine with a 1/4″ birch plywood skin, and the counter top is 25″x75″x2 black concrete backfilled with white Portland cement, polished and seal with food safe bees wax. The cabinet finish is 3 coats of satin General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. The entire unit weighs almost 400 lbs and had to be installed on site 1 piece at a time.
This stunning piece showcases some beautiful stock, wonderful details, and spot-on hardware selection.
I have attached pictures of an apothecary cabinet I just completed. The primary wood is bubinga. The internal wood is baltic birch. Drawer face fronts are 2″ x 3 5/8″. The Chinese characters are handcarved into the face fronts and filled with Rockler’s wonder wood filler. Finish is danish oil and General Finishes satin poly blend. The bottom cabinet is lined with Chinese calligraphy.