Walnut Display Cabinet #3: Walnut Disolay Cabinet #3

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Blog entry by Charles Mullins posted 07-20-2008 12:14 AM 722 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, they say confession is good for the soul and I need all the good I can get so——
when I was cutting the lip on the doors, I went too deep and ruined the pretty little roundover—-so what to do??

I decided that a cockbead would be the easiest way out without making new doors. Didn’t want to do that—lots of work! I also had to cut off the lips on the drawers and cockbead them.

I have hinged the doors and made a final fitting to the drawers and I thought everything was going great! NOT SO!

The bail drawer pulls wouldn’t tighten up enough to hold the ecutcheon without binding the bails. So I have sent Horton an email to ask why.

Well anyway, I have only to sand/scrape to get it finally smoothed up, bleach it to get a more uniform color and stain to get the old color I am after—you know, the orange/brown color of old walnut.

I was lucky to find some people that had new windows installed in their old house and I got all the old sashes with the older wrinkled and some times bubbled glass for FREE! That’s what I’ll be installing after the finish. The glass shelves will be 1/4” modern glass.

The next installment will probably be the completely finished project and then I can devote my time to finishing the Tallcase clock (along with some honey do’s).

Charlie Mullins

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 05:44 AM

Interesting solution to a ‘design modification’. Looking forward to the finished piece pictures.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 07-30-2008 08:07 PM

Very nice

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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