Above is the reason I haven't been blogging lately from Deerfield. My cabinetmaker friend, Glenn Baker, and I built and installed this wall unit in my daughter's and son-in-law's living room in Farragut. While Glenn did most of the building, I did all the finishing.
The 13-foot desktop is made from cherry and the cabinet from poplar. There are at least five coats of finish on everything with sanding between each coat. Glenn made the raised panel doors from scratch with routed rails and stiles.
If you want to see more of Glenn's handiwork, go to his website.