Doors have book matched white oak panels with cherry frame. I picked the panels up from Bell Forest. Handles are oil rubbed bronze.
Yes, I have gotten a few comments that this is too nice for a tool cabinet, but hey, at least now I know I can do the cabinets for the inside of the house.
The panels were run through a power planer because I was having trouble with the knots and the significant cup. Since then I’ve learned a few lessons from Joe and how to plane knots. I’ll try that next time.
Cabinet Side and Door Grain Matching. I glued up the panels for the sides including the door width and then ripped out the door sides to make sure I had an appealing grain pattern.
I still need to hang many of my tools. The brace, egg beater drill, spoke shave, etc. will be mounted later on the inside of the doors.
(a little reminders that I’m still learning not to make stupid mistakes)
1. Measure before you cut .. Doh!
2. Don’t drop your work on the concrete floor because even with a little water and a hot iron, you might not be able to decompress the fibers … Doh!
3. Pair up you tail board to make sure you don’t cut your tail board upside down .. Doh!
Links to other posts for this project: Tool Cabinet Project Page