Fine CherryWood Display
This piece was built as a companion to the HDTV Enclosure wall unit with sliding doors on the opposite side of the room. Like it’s sister this solid cherrywood furniture is primarily for displaying fine handmade collectables in a finely handmade piece of furniture. Cherry is a quality wood that is readily available, has a color not too dark nor too light and if treated correctly can really shine. I tried a new technique of washing the raw wood once it was built and before the sealer went on, then instead of brushing or spraying the finish, I used a cotton rag to rub the varnish into the surface pores so that the finish remained thin yet created a glass smooth surface. I am sure some of my sweat got mixed into the oil/varnish mixture because it required a lot of rubbing. But several coats later and I had a protective film on the wood that looked as though it was not there and as if only the wood was polished. The doors have a frosted glass insert and accent lights as well as concealed hinges that allow the doors to open 180 degrees. With anything I have to measure the time I spend on a project and so here we have an example of simple “stick” construction method, unitized components in manageable sizes and surface bolt fasteners hold it all together once delivered and assembled on site.