Byrdcliffe-ish Cabinet Finished

Like everything lately, this project seemed to take me FOR-EVER!  But it’s done now, and I think it came out great.  It’s square, solid and straight.  The proportions work, the finish is a great color and has a nice warm glow, and the stained glass panel work nicely in the door.

It’s completely different in character than the Byrdcliffe cabinet, definitely squarely in the Mission vernacular.  I installed it in the guest room, perhaps a skosh too high in retrospect.  The room sorely needs a repaint, but my next project is to make a pair of sconces for the room which will entail punching holes in the drywall to re-wire it, so that can wait.

I’m off to clean up the shop so I can unpack my new tool which should be delivered by 3:00 this afternoon.  And start in on the sconces.

Finished cabinet outside, catchin' some rays

Finished cabinet outside, catchin’ some rays

Details on the door

Details on the door

French cleat screwed to the wall -- I was able to hit three studs, two 3.5" deck screws in each stud.

French cleat screwed to the wall — I was able to hit three studs, two 3.5″ deck screws in each stud.



The paper print outs show where the sconces will go

The paper print outs show where the sconces will go

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10 thoughts on “Byrdcliffe-ish Cabinet Finished

  1. That is pretty sweet! It is so cool you can do the glass work too.

    • Thanks Jeff!

      The glass is pretty easy, if you can build the cabinet you can do the glass. Figure $300-$400 for all the tools and supplies and glass for the first couple of panels. It’s turning out to be pretty handy to be able to combine wood and glass like this.

  2. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, that is fabulous!

  4. Looks real good Joe. I had thought the small pieces in the glass would be lost when assembled but I can still see them.

  5. That’s soooo cool. So many things to learn how to do .. so little time.

    • “…so little time”

      Marilyn, see that’s why you need to make those ribs. While you’re “cooking dinner” you can get a solid six or seven hours in the shop. I’m going to make pulled pork next, that goes for about 18 hours on the smoker so I should really be able to get something done in the shop…

  6. Fabulous idea!! The Tragger is in the shop after all! 😀

  7. The finish on the Oak really brought out the beauty of the wood..stunning.

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