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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Cupboard Update.

After looking at different options for handles for the cupboard doors and draw fronts i decided that i liked just the plain wood ones which are pictured in the photos below. I carved these from the same timber and temporarily fixed them into position so i could get an overall view on how it looked and they blend in perfectly.


Getting each one to look pretty much the same took some time as i carved these with just a sharp scalpel blade.


All the insides of the draws have been painted in a rich yellow orche to match the cupboard interiors, the next step is to complete the upper cupboard draw fronts and attach them and finally give it another couple of coats of bee's wax.
Greetings to all of my new followers,and many thanks for taking an interest in the pieces i make and write about.
I'm quite amazed at how many people have left comments on my giveaway post and I'm sure that one lucky reader of my blog will be happy with what they receive thank you to all for taking the time to read through it and leave your comments.
Have a great week everyone  :)                      Tony.

                                                               

13 comments:

  1. The cupboard is really lovely Tony, I think the wooden knobs are just right for it and the grain and colour of the wood are just so Tudor :-)

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  2. The cupboard is beautiful and I like the wooden knobs...they fit the cupboard very well.

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  3. It is a gorgeous piece of furniture. I think you made the right choice using wood knobs in the absence of whatever metal ones you might have wished for. Stock hardware is something that needs a lot of improvement in the miniature world.

    I have found it useful to burn off the bright gold color on stock hinges and drawer handles. A small torch (like the kind chefs use) is hot enough to do that job. Burning that bright gold off makes for a great iron sort of look.

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  4. Again, just absolutely amazing!

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  5. Es perfecto el resultado
    Un abrazo

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  6. I think the wooden knobs are just right for this chest, Tony! Sometimes the "simplest" (not the same as easiest!) solutions are the right ones! In this case using the same material for the knobs seems like what the original artisans might have done on a Medieval version! Using a lathe to turn materials like wood and metal is a more recent technique than the Medieval era... so carved knobs are very appropriate.... and Beautiful in their simplicity!

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  7. Es un maravilla de armario!! Felicidades!!

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  8. I love the little drawers and you're definitely a true craftsman - I'd have just bought the handles!

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  9. Simplemente, maravilloso un armario espectacular.

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  10. This is beauuuutiful! Your hands have magic! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  11. MAGNIFICO trabajo como todos los que se pueden admirar en su blog.
    Saludos Loly

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