After Mel installed all of the cabinets, I decided we needed to have a door on the cupboard because I didn’t really like the look of the open cupboard. Mel returned to Logan and built the requested door.
In the meantime, our friend, Pat, was visiting. While we talked about the produce cupboard, she suggested we use the metal we had purchased and make the face of the cupboard door like the old tin pie safes of bygone days. I hadn’t even considered this application, but once Pat suggested it, we knew that was exactly what we needed. I called Mel immediately and described our new plan. He graciously removed the center of the cabinet door so we could replace his beautiful hickory with our metal.
Had I thought about it enough, I would have devised a beautiful pattern of flowers or leaves or some fanciful folk art involving cats or harvest scenes. Instead I made a geometric pattern of small, offset circles because, when doing something for the very first time (other than building a timber frame, strawbale house) simple is usually best.
Next I used a small bit and drilled holes.
Using a larger bit, I drilled holes to the desired diameter.
Scott used the belt sander to smooth the back of the metal so no one would get cut on sharp edges.
Scott applied silicone to the cabinet door and we inserted our metal.
Anyone for potato salad?