Winner! Flame Birch Corner Cabinet c.1820

By Nicholas J.V. Vanaria in Romeoville, IL.

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Circa 1820's inspired corner cabinet made from Flame Birch.

To make the grain "pop", I used 2 coats of dye to soak into the curl, then followed it up with a coat of boiled linseed oil, sealed it in with shellac, and then top coated with 4-5 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal to give it the protection it needed while still maintaining the authentic look I was going for.

Interior finished with milk paint.

Turnbuttons were used to hold the doors closed as that was a period authentic method at the time.

Custom crown moulding was made using a combination of table saw and hand tools.

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Products Used

  • Arm-R-Seal

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