Walnut Cabinet

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Project by Manitario posted 05-06-2014 01:14 AM 2299 views 13 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 05-06-2014 01:24 AM

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

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 01:34 AM

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 05-06-2014 02:30 AM

Daddy like.

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 02:40 AM

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 05-06-2014 03:44 AM

Beautiful, love the design and the maple.

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 11:44 AM

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

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 12:59 PM

I bought the legs off of etsy.

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

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 02:45 PM

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

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 02:49 PM

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 05-06-2014 06:15 PM

ver nice

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#11 posted 05-06-2014 06:57 PM

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


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 05-06-2014 07:33 PM

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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#13 posted 05-06-2014 07:50 PM

That is gorgeous! Great job

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#14 posted 05-06-2014 08:28 PM

Looks great to me.

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#15 posted 05-06-2014 08:31 PM

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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