Thompsons Woodcrafts Mobile Kitchen
Product Code: 55
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This is a Mobile Island Kitchen, handcrafted from native WA timbers. The top is constructed from Jarrah reclaimed from an old Mandurah Jetty. These timbers have been re-sawn then joined to make a solid work surface. The top has a food safe finish of beeswax, mineral oil and orange oil.
The frame and base are constructed from Jarrah, reclaimed from the demolition of an old timber house. This has been finished with Danish oil and beeswax.
The drawer is constructed of Jarrah and Sheoak from the Wellington Forrest. The drawer bottom is re-claimed floor boards. The drawer pulls are made from Mallee Roots sourced from Kondinin.
This item of furniture has been built almost entirely with hand tools, utilising traditional joinery techniques and methods. All the timbers were re-sawn and dimensioned to size with hand planes.
The drawers were constructed by using hand-cut dovetail joints with half blind dovetails on the drawer fronts and through dovetail joints on the rear. A beading was added with a hand plane on each of the boards in the drawer bottom.
For the frame, traditional mortise and tennon joints were used. During this stage of the construction, one of the legs became chipped at the base...this resulted in the addition of the beading added to each of the four legs. Again this was achieved by using and old Stanley #55 combination plane. During this stage of construction, the maker had a small slip with a chisel and received three stitches for his efforts.
This is a stunningly handcrafted piece of furniture that is sure to last for generations.