A cabinet makers Journey.
A wall of sycamore - what could be better? And cover up all that beautiful wood with paint? Do you use sycamore much? Very nice work - well done!
Thanks Jeff, I have used sycamore quite a bit in the past, but this is the first time for at least ten years. Its a lovely timber to work, even with the wild grain, and can be hand planed with ease. Hopefully with the pictures on my website, I will get more interest, and make more sycamore pieces.
Outstanding work as usual, Mark! I've never worked with Sycamore, but the grain lines are very attractive even in the photos. That was a nice big build. I hope the owners noticed the nicely cut dovetails on the drawer... I think you had them on this one.I'll do some hand-cut dovetails on my vanity. They won't look like yours... it's okay, they're in a guest bath :)
Thanks Paul, you should give sycamore a chance. The clients haven't noticed the hand-cut dovetails so far, but I know they are there at least.
Mark:Looks good. Nice fitting! I love the "done and dusted" comment.Thanks for introducing me to Sycamore. Are those shelves fixed or adjustable?Also, your photo's look great! What kind of camera do you use?Tim
Thanks Tim, the fitting went reasonably well and I was done by 3pm, all the shelves are adjustable. I'm using a Sony cyber-shot for all my pictures, don't know if its a particularly good one though.
I like the way the mid rails on the tall doors line up with the bottoms of the small doors. The ceiling could be straighter, eh?
The ceiling could be straighter yes, I debated weather to fill with caulk, or to raise the cornice and scribe part of the moulding off. In the end I decided it would look better as is, so left it. What would you do in a similar situation, I would be interested in your views.
I like the shadow line it creates. It's hard to scribe crown with such a large variation, because it becomes so obvious. Sometimes, in that situation, I'll use a flat fillet scribed and attached to the cieling. This will not only provide a great backer to fasten the crown to but also adds a bit of detail.
Yes I see what you mean James, I was thinking of gluing a scribing piece to the top of the cornice/crown and eh scribing that to the ceiling. I might do a couple of test pieces and see how it looks.