A Cabinet for Small Bowls
I built this cabinet from butternut to hold some of the small bowls I’ve turned recently. The piece is 32-3/4 in. high, 8 in. wide and 8 in. deep. To make the frame-and-panel sides, I plowed a groove in the stiles and cut stub tenons on the short rails. The panels are 1/4-in. thick, resawn from the same piece of butternut. To join the sides to the back, I cut a long spline and glued it into grooves in the stiles. The bowls are turned from spalted maple, soft maple, and cherry.
The shelf dimensions echo the proportions of the panels.
Small brass pins hold the thin glass shelves
A simple square column to display small bowls.