CHERRY DISPLAY CASE
The successful outcome was not obtained without challenge.
SHOP OWNER: Douglas Recko
LOCATION: Stow, MA
I built this display case for my neighbor entirely out of solid cherry with the exception of the cherry plywood bottom shelf and the cherry plywood that has the cutouts for the interior lights. It took me about six months to complete. The beers, PA's finest, were enjoyed after installing the glass. All that’s left is to secure it to the wall so it won't tip over.
One of the toughest challenges I faced was getting the flutes right. It took an entire Saturday morning of futzing around just to make sure I had them right. Also, this is the first time I've ever incorporated rosettes in a piece. This display case needed to match the other cabinetry in my neighbor’s poker room.
I learned by trial and error that a slow speed on the drill press ensures that there's no chip-out on the rosettes. Lastly, this is the first time I've ever employed dentil moulding. In the end it actually worked out easier than I had feared.
. . . Douglas Recko