Just a quick update on the hanging kitchen cabinets I am working on. The backs are now in. They are made of poplar and put together with tongue & groove joints and mortise & tenoned into the top & bottom rails.
The first picture shows the slats. You can see the tongue & groove on each slat as well as the tenons on the ends.
The second picture shows one of the rails with the groove for the slat tenons.
The third picture is one of the assembled backs showing off the beautiful poplar.
And finally the last picture shows the backs in the cabinets themselves.
The pictures below are what it looks like when you literally have your work cut out for you.
My friend Ricky Tillman & I spent a day logging all of the pines he took down to build a road on our property. I've been anxious to get this wood up and staged at the sawmill before it degraded along the sides of the road.
This wood will be used for an outhouse and outbuildings. And as far as furniture goes, I'll be pulling some of the better boards out to make a few tables.
The pictures below are from an enjoyable Sunday spent in the shop getting to see the initial stages of building a fiddle. Shay Garriock came by the shop to rough out the top (spruce) and the back (maple) of the fiddle he is in the process of making. Shay has a great violin & fiddle shop right down the road in Pittsboro, NC.