I did a bunch of routing with the Dremel, chamfering all the edges on the door and drawer. Then set up the router on the table and made a shallow rabbit (rebate) on the inside to hold the mesh in place. I have to pick up some glaziers points to hold it in, and a magnet to inset to hold the door closed. I also got the pulls installed. Expensive buggers they were. I think it is worth it though. Cheap hardware looks....well....cheap. The back is all finished and just needs final fitting and nailed into place.
I took it into the house for a quick picture. It was raining pretty hard. Yes, raining in the middle of December in Canada. Weird. I didn't put the back in place for the picture, and the mesh is just held in place with masking tape. I used 1/4" hardware cloth for the mesh, cut on a diagonal. It will keep the insides aired out so the scent doesn't knock you over when you open the door.
I hope I am not ruining the surprise by posting the photo, but there already has been some.
Once the finish goes on the cherry ought to darken a bit, and will continue to do so with exposure to the sun.
I have tons of video to edit and put together of this build but I am waiting until after the holidays. There is more of a chance for the recipient to see it there than here. I will get more photos up after it is all finished. There is still plenty of work to do on it.
Christmas is coming up fast. I am going to take this time to wish you all Merry Christmas. It is the season I grew up with and hope you all embrace the spirit of the season and what it means. Peace on earth, good will toward man. I am aware that there are other traditions that take place at this time of year and gladly accept the tidings of your season as readily as I am willing to bestow those of mine on you.
I am taking some time to enjoy the season, so I may or may not post for a bit. It depends on how things go. I will get the last photos of this project up before long though.
May the new year bring you health and happiness for you and your families.
Thanks for dropping by