Blonde's Maple Martini Cabinet #1: Phase II

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 12-02-2015 09:43 AM 1272 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Blonde's Maple Martini Cabinet series Part 2: Phase 3 taking shape. »

So I started Phase II this weekend. I wasn’t happy with the shoe moulding on the bottom. When I was sanding I had a black streak of sap wood appear. I made a 2nd layer of moulding which I think added to the visual interest. I cut, routered and mounted the butcher block top to the base unit.

Cut all the 22.5 angles and glued up the vertical stiles. Started the layout for the upper cabinet today. I cut all the rails and I’m getting ready to cut the rabbets for the back and make the top for the upper cabinet. More pics to follow

Thanks for Looking

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

15 comments so far

View stefang's profile


15784 posts in 3242 days

#1 posted 12-02-2015 10:43 AM

Looks beautiful Ken, it should look really great in your house.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View hoss12992's profile


3992 posts in 1801 days

#2 posted 12-02-2015 12:49 PM

That is really looking good. I bet Blonde is happy and if your home is like mine, when the wife is happy then everybody is happy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View lew's profile


11946 posts in 3664 days

#3 posted 12-02-2015 02:18 PM

Lookin’ Good!

That moulding really adds a classic touch.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 2200 days

#4 posted 12-02-2015 03:00 PM

Great looking project! It will be very impressive when finished.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View helluvawreck's profile


30161 posts in 2775 days

#5 posted 12-02-2015 03:27 PM

This is coming along beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Dale J Struhar Sr's profile

Dale J Struhar Sr

485 posts in 3038 days

#6 posted 12-02-2015 03:32 PM

great looking job Ken. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

View Ken90712's profile


17548 posts in 3097 days

#7 posted 12-02-2015 04:46 PM

Thx everyone she is extemely happy that she is getting her new cabinet. happy wife happy life. Lol
Making the foot moulding was alot of fun. I like making that from scratch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View 489tad's profile


3313 posts in 2920 days

#8 posted 12-02-2015 05:12 PM

Nice job. The molding is a nice personal touch. Its gonna be great!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View Mean_Dean's profile


6144 posts in 3055 days

#9 posted 12-03-2015 12:46 AM

Looks like you’re making good progress! When you’re finished, the martinis are on you!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View Ken90712's profile


17548 posts in 3097 days

#10 posted 12-03-2015 10:58 AM

You Bet, Our bar is always open. Especially to fellow lumberjocks!!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View ken_c's profile


323 posts in 3071 days

#11 posted 12-03-2015 04:12 PM

coming along nicely, looking forward to the finished product. thanks for sharing…

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10039 posts in 3960 days

#12 posted 12-04-2015 01:09 AM

WOW… Ken… There is MORE?!

I thought that was it… Just the base… a Fancy island, against the wall, for food preparation, etc. on a Butcher Top cutting board!

That is going to LOOK just AWESOME!!

I am eagerly waiting to see MORE!

Hey, that Martini party sounds good too! :)

Nice going…

So, I guess you removed the molding that covered that Black Boot mark… How did you fix it? Sand it, Route it OUT?

COOL project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View Ken90712's profile


17548 posts in 3097 days

#13 posted 12-04-2015 01:44 PM

Thx all. Joe, I wrapped another layer of moulding around the base. I made it on the router table. Came up 3/4 of the old moulding, this cover the spot and gave it more visual interest.

Making progress.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

5750 posts in 3261 days

#14 posted 12-04-2015 03:49 PM

Really nice work Ken! I know Blonde will be bragging about your work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View Roger's profile


20904 posts in 2712 days

#15 posted 12-25-2015 06:18 PM

Oh yes yes yes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics