Sanding II

Continuing on from the other day……. the cabinet is nearly finished.

One more coat of oil and then some black on the inside and it’s all finished…..

This shot is a little out of focus, but I love the grain of the Huon Pine. It’s almost translucent.

I hadn’t anticipated how satisfying this project would be. Now that it’s nearly finished, I’m very excited and can’t wait to get it into the house. This cabinet’s full of flaws, but it’s made by me – and that feels very, very good.

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8 Comments

  1. WOW–that is gorgeous! Sure doesn’t look flawed to me! Does Mrs Swade know about this gift, or is it a surprise? Whichever it is, she will be/must be thrilled w/ your very thoughtful, beautiful and useful cabinet 🙂

  2. That looks first rate! I do a bit of printmaking and can appreciate the usefulness of such a cabinet…especially one this nice. Well done indeed!

  3. Swade. Man this looks simply amazing:P

    I know the feeling you talk about. It´s more than double gratifying that you´ve actually made it by yourself, and it is the small flaws that you will love eventually, because they are there since you MADE this!
    The black inside will look great. I´m curious on what the inside shelves are made out of. MDF or similar?

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    /Daniel

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