After seeing Marc’s Fancy Raised Panel video, I really liked the design on the raised panel doors, something I hadn’t ever seen before. I was intrigued with the use of two timbers sandwiched together to give the beautiful contrasting effect. This is my first ever attempt at any raised panel and I am delighted with the results. I have to say the amount of detail Marc goes into even on these free for all videos is absolutely outstanding, and he definitely influenced and inspired me to give it a go. I decided on using Oak and Poplar as my main timbers as I like the visual contrast these timbers offer side by side. I worked to my own dimensions, and tweaked little bits of the design here and there. The cabinet has not had any finish applied as yet as I’m still looking into the options, but I’m thinking it’ll be an oil finish. Although I am a woodworker as my full time occupation, I would definitely still class myself as a beginner as I’ve only really started to take it seriously since deciding to do it full time a couple of years ago. I am confident my abilities can only get better with the knowledge I gain through Marc and The Wood Whisperer site.
Keep up the excellent work Marc, and all you fellow woodworkers. Your stories, videos, discussions etc are my inspiration. Many thanks.