Following the success of the bespoke bureau,
we used the same recipe for our next cupboard. Selecting a Huon slab from our stash,
Michael went to work with the reclaimed timbers for the frame.
We continued the theme with the rusted steel panels for the side
and created the shelves from old fence palings.
After much discussion and mind-changing, we decided on fence palings for the doors.
Why would you make two doors alike when they can be different?
A few coats of Cabothane brought out the grains and colouring in the timbers.
The Huon top was precision designed to fit snugly in position, the beautiful markings enhanced by the varnish.
Another successful trip to the salvage yard rewarded us with the perfect hinges and a pair of door handles that, in a previous life, were used to hang fire extinguishers from. The brand new shiny bolts were given the rusting treatment.
Unfortunately, Dulux have seen fit to discontinue the Duramax 2-pack we used on the steel of the bureau and the alternative product we found dulled the colours a little.
Nevertheless, we are very happy with the result
and the cupboard has pride of place by the door.
On with the next project….