Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cherry Storage Cabinets and T.V. stand by Tiernan Roe Fine Woodworking

I just finished these cabinets on Friday. They're made from cherry and feature handmade handles. The two large cabinets were designed for alcoves either side of a chimney breast. One was to hold files and glassware, the other bottles and in the drawers underneath CDs.

The door panels are made from some highly figured pieces that I have resawn and bookmatched to produce a simulation of classic crotch grained veneer. The drawers are on wooden slides and have southern yellow pine carcases. The small unit is to take a DVD player and LCD screen.

I made the handles for these cabinets because I was unable to source wooden D handles that suited. Those that were available were all too large. The front piece is made from steam bent cherry which is glued to some maple blocks.
The pieces were finished with a hand rubbed Danish oil finish which gives good protection with a deep satin finish.


Furniture said...

These cabinets looks nice. I have one such cabinet in my house but the wood type seems different. This one looks much better. Would like to give it a try.

Tiernan Roe said...

Thanks for the compliment. The photos of the cabinets were taken just after they were made. I would expect them to be have rich deep colour at this stage. cherry is very photo sensitive. I have to keep it covered when not working on parts in the workshop so that they'll match in the completed piece. Send me a message as a return comment if you're interested.
All the best,