Batch of Scraps Cabinet
The story behind this cabinet is the story of a redwood board and a batch of scraps. When building a deck years ago, Joseph and a friend pulled a 14-ft. redwood board from the side of a house, cut it in half, and used it on sawhorses to hold tools and other stuff. “I kept it with me through half a dozen different shops, set up beside my bench. And in the summers I’d strap it to the roof of the Forester and go build fences and pergolas and stuff. I don’t do much of that anymore, so I milled it down and built this cabinet.” The drawer sides are Spanish cedar offcuts from a set of garage doors, and the Alaskan yellow cedar drawer bottoms are left over from a stint making pipe organs. The maple web frames are offcuts from another project.
REDWOOD, CEDAR, AND MAPLE 10-3/4D X 44W X 14H
– Joseph Holmes, Lincoln, Neb.
Photo: Joseph Holmes/Terry Ratzlaff
From Fine Woodworking #290