It has been forever since I've posted anything here and the reason is simple: it's been forever since I've been able to get into the wood shop. Well, I finally got back in and was able to utilize some figured cherry I had in order to make this Enfield Shaker Cabinet. This is my interpretation anyway. A simplified version if you will. Is it even possible to simplify a Shaker design?
The sides are joined to the top using hand cut dovetails. I opted to keep the line because I like the look. The original has molding which I was planning to do as well, but I opted to leave the end grain exposed for a different look. Also, unlike the original, I chose to use a concealed door hinge that I mortised into the door. This is a pretty cool idea that I got from FWW and it was pretty simple to do. I installed some leather bumpers on the top and bottom of the case to give the door a nice soft feel when it closes. I chamfered the edges of the back panel to give a bit of a shadow line. Other than that, there's really nothing to this project. The finish is BLO followed by a few coats of pre-cat lacquer.
My son was a huge help on this project, so that made it all the more enjoyable. He even signed the piece after we were done. I put some pictures of that and more of this project at my personal site.
Anyway, enjoy. I hope it inspires as much as your work inspires me to keep pressing on.