This is a display cabinet built into two boxes.  It doubles as a cabinet used for cooking or other product merchandising.  The redwood came from another deck over looking Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Oklahoma.  The counter top is a custom built Boos maple butcher block.  I used a linseed oil/ bees wax finish for a non toxic leathery patina.  I encourage people to touch and rub on the cabinet.  No other polyurethane has a feel like an old fashioned finish does.

This is the start of the cabinet.  The wood first goes thru a metal detector and all of the old fasteners have to be removed prior to machining.

Once the boards have been  de-nailed, they are then resawn and surfaced to a uniform thickness.  Now they are ready to laminate to a 1/2" sheet of birch plywood.  I try and use a stain grade plywood any time I use this procedure.  It typically lies a little flatter and is free of voids.  After the material is dry, and fit into place, I mix epoxy with a powerful dye to tint the batch and hide the bright white color of the plywood that will show thru the knot holes.

Once out of the press, the plywood goes thru another sanding process to remove any "ooze"that may have crept out between the joints.

I then prefinish the plywood to ensure a uniform color across the entire piece.

This is a display cabinet built into two boxes.  It doubles as a cabinet used for cooking or other product merchandising.  The redwood came from another deck over looking Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Oklahoma.  The counter top is a custom built Boos maple butcher block.  I used a linseed oil/ bees wax finish for a non toxic leathery patina.  I encourage people to touch and rub on the cabinet.  No other polyurethane has a feel like an old fashioned finish does.

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