Walnut Cabinet

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Project by Manitario posted 79 days ago 1613 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First project in a long time that I’ve had time to complete. The cabinet is walnut with a spalted maple sliding front. Finished with a coat of BLO and then several coats of shellac and then paste wax. Overall, a fairly simple project, but I managed to mess it up…I had planned to have the walnut grain wrap around the cabinet but I cut the boards in the wrong sequence…couldn’t bring myself to scrap $150 of walnut and start over. Sadly, a year ago I had started making a cabinet similar to this out of walnut ply and made the exact same mistake and scrapped the project. Going to use this to store records and our turntable.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 79 days ago

in any event…..still a beautiful simple cabinet….gorgeous timbers…and colours…nice work!!

-- regards, cyclops4069

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#2 posted 79 days ago

I’m a big fan of mid-century-modern, so if you consider this “messed up”, I’ll take it in a heartbeat.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 79 days ago

Daddy like.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#4 posted 79 days ago

Thanks guys! I’m happy with the way it turned out, I’m aware though that I have a lot of room for improvement!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 78 days ago

Beautiful, love the design and the maple.

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#6 posted 78 days ago

Love it. Did you but our make the legs. They’re a nice complement.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#7 posted 78 days ago

I bought the legs off of etsy.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 78 days ago

Beautiful piece. The clean design lets the wood grain dominate…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 78 days ago

Beautiful wood and done very nicely.

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

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#10 posted 78 days ago

ver nice

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#11 posted 78 days ago

really cool piece. Too bad about the waterfall mistake, but hey, whaddaya do? It still looks great – fill it up with some vinyl!


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#12 posted 78 days ago

Looks great. fifties classic meets modern. Like the fronts.
Just favorited it. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Kaleb the Swede

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#13 posted 78 days ago

That is gorgeous! Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 78 days ago

Looks great to me.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#15 posted 78 days ago

Beautiful design, well carried out. Don’t sweat the walnut grain match. We’ve all made the same mistake, and no one but another woodworker would ever think twice about it anyway.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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