Made with salvaged hand split cypress boards; the uneven faces presented a
few problems, but nothing, serious enough, that a hand plane and a shoulder
plane couldn't fix.
I have the top's sides' facings, the drawers, the drawer knobs, a few moldi
ng touch-ups, and the gun rack aspects still to do..... And of course the
finishing. I'll use the water base Varathane Floor Finish.
I'm pleased with the progress, despite building it as I go. I drew only a
few basic plans, with measurements, to start with. Other parts needed more
accurate measurements and being careful, because of the uneven faces.... s
omewhat of a challenge, but it hasn't been bad.
I hope to finish the facings and the crown, tomorrow. The crown and the up
per front & side moldings lift off the top, i.e., not permanently attached
to the backboard and to the side panels.
These boards came from an old house, we tore down, at the farm. When I pul
led the nails, I kept the old hand-made ones. I'll use these old nails to
fill many of the holes in the cabinet, prior to finishing. There are still
many nails in the boards.
Maybe within 2 weeks, I'll complete it, if weather permits. It's been warm
, lately.... 73 today, 68 forecast for tomorrow, in the 40s for Mardi Gras