The upper floor furniture for Slug & Jiggers will all be dark wood, a combination of wood stains on unfinished white wood furniture. Plus a lot of sanding and elbow grease. I really wanted an apothecary cabinet with lots of little drawers all neatly labelled, obviously inspired by vintage cabinets and the wonderful miniatures by Jennifer Hatt of Looking Glass Miniatures.
I had a long think about how I could create a piece myself and dug out this bookcase that was stained for another project and then never used.
Using my brilliant new table saw I first blocked up the bottom three shelves.....
......then cut out lots of small pieces for false drawer fronts, they are 1.5cm wide.
I have lined them all up and simply glued the whole panel to the front of the bookcase.
Now I have given the false front a first stain to match the whole bookcase and I think it will work out quite well. I will finish the staining and sanding then add tiny drawer handles and labels. In an ideal world I would have loved to have opening drawers stuffed full of potion ingredients and aged scrolls but a table saw a carpenter does not make!!
Lots of shelving obviously means lots of potion jars and I have also been busy with these. I had thought I had made quite a few last time around but this project is eating them up at an alarming rate.
They are all different sizes to try and add some variety and filled with a mixture of herbs, beads, scenic and solid water plus anything else I found lying around my workshop. They will all have a black lid and label......eventually!!