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Bathroom Cabinet

The bathroom cabinet is my own design, although I referred to an antique cabinet we use as a TV cabinet for basic design concepts. It is made out of Maple, and is stained with a 50/50 blend of Minwax Red Oak and MinWax Jacobean stains. Because it was going into a bathroom, I finished the cabinet off with Minwax's Durable Helmsman Satin Polyurethane. I jointed the boards using a biscuit joiner.
Knife Box

The knife tray is my first project. I got the plans from the internet (I don't remember which website now). It is made from poplar, was stained with MinWax Red Oak stain, and I used Minwax Fast Drying Satin Polyurethane. This is the first time I had to use the compound functionality of my compound miter saw.
Shaker Two-Step Stool

Steve writes - This shaker two-step stool is made out of red oak, and was finished with red oak stain and three coats of exterior-grade satin polyurethane. I used this project to learn dovetail construction techniques. The plans for this project came from
Thomas Moser's excellent book, How to Build Shaker Furniture
CD Rack

Steve writes - I designed this CD rack myself. To save table space, I incorporated the subwoofer into the design. I built this project to learn how to cut dado slots, and to learn rabbet joinery. The dimensions are 12 wide x 5 deep x 20 high.  It is made from Poplar, stained with Minwax Red Mahogany and finished with Minwax Fast Drying Satin Polyurethane.
Quilt Rack

Steve writes I designed this quilt rack myself, it is made out of Cherry. It measures 39 wide x 3 deep x 5 high. Because Cherry darkens quickly when exposed to sunlight (I set this project outside on three or four sunny days that's all it took to bring out the rich dark color you see above), it didn't require stain.
    This was also my first project using a hand-rubbed finishing technique. I applied four coats of boiled linseed oil and three coats of carnauba wax, as described in
Thomas Moser's book, How to Build Shaker Furniture. This provided a beautiful finish that can't be equaled using polyurethane products.
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