Diamond Cabinet

This cabinet started with two ideas, the first of which was to make something small. The second was to do an argyle type parquetry door. From those two ideas I designed this little deco-inspired cabinet.

All of the panels are veneered lumber-core that I made from scratch. The first step was to cut some softwood, I used hemlock, into staves to glue together. I oriented the growth rings in opposing directions to counteract wood movement.

Then, I apply a cross bonded veneer to further counteract wood warping.

I was then able to crossbond those veneers with my final wood; teak exterior and boxwood interior.

The stand I decided to make out of elm. The construction of the stand was a bit of a problem, because I wanted my bottom panel to be integrated into it, so I had to make notches in the panel for the legs to recess into

I then gave the stand a seal coat of shellac before gluing it up. After glue up I Doweled it and oiled it.

The top and sides got doweled as well

then everything got glued up

A partition then got splined in

With the partition it, I could then fit the door and trim it to size

after the door came the drawer which was a little tricky because all of the sides tilt in at an angle.

With final touches and a few coats of shellac, this little cabinet was done.