Native White Oak Cabinet w/Tile Countertop

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Project by Dkouglas posted 05-14-2014 12:50 AM 1813 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One day, I decided to make a cabinet from a local tree. I went to Thomson’s lumber in Hopkinton, RI and asked for any freshly cut white oak. They delivered a truckload of it to my shop. I went online and ordered plans for a DYI kiln (Daren Nelson I started building the kiln in front of my wife’s garden and noticed her change in demeanor. I went to Home Depot and bought earth tone paint so as to have the kiln “blend” with the garden. for the record, don’t build things in front of your wife’s garden….

A month later the wood moister read 11 or so on the meter so I began the work. I planed, jointed, ripped, routed, glued, etc… all went pretty well. When it came to the tile counter top, I enlisted the help of my wife as she has more patience and talent in that realm than I.

Long story, but I still have a bunch of that truckload out in the kiln. White oak will weather better than red so I might put some creation from it on my boat. We’ll see.

Thanks for listening.

-- Doug, Rhode Island, (Splinter Magnet)

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 03:45 AM

11, I guess in RI 11 is dry. You are right by the water.

Looks nice. Definitely would not put my kiln next to her garden.. I’d be afraid what she would do to me while I was sleeping :-p.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 09:27 AM

Could have been dryer I think. I rushed it. I did a door with that wood that warped on me. Kiln is an eyesore no matter what color it is.

-- Doug, Rhode Island, (Splinter Magnet)

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