WOOD's Senior Design Editor Kevin Boyle has built dozens of cabinets using the approach shown in this article. If you read and understand the process before you get into the shop, you’ll be amazed how quickly a cabinet comes together.
Russ Filbeck's sanded-in oil finish topped with paste wax brings out the light-refracting beauty in figured woods, such as curly maple or walnut crotch, delivering depth and luster that just can’t be achieved with a brushed or sprayed finish. Best. Finish. Ever.