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Project by Bram Couttouw posted 07-05-2014 11:49 AM 1333 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was made during my last year in high school. It’s made of 90% solid european oak, the remaining 10% is sheetgood.
For the big horizontal surfaces like top and bottoms and shelves I used veneered MDF, edge banded with 2mm solid oak.
All the mouldings were made with a shaper, including the raised panels.
The door frames and the cupboard frame itself were all joined with dowels because there wasn’t enough time this year to use classic mortise and tenon joinery. Same for the drawer construction, I had to use box joint instead of dovetails due to lack of time.
The box joints were made on my combination machine at home with a shaper and a sliding table.

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 11:56 AM

congratulations! That is truly impressive.

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 01:39 PM

Beautifully made!

-- cnarf, Ireland

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 01:44 PM

nice job

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 01:46 PM

This looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 02:16 PM

That is an impressive accomplishment – the result should be around for generations.

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#6 posted 07-05-2014 05:10 PM

Awesome work!

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#7 posted 07-05-2014 05:32 PM

Very nice work, great details and tight joints. Impressive.

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#8 posted 07-05-2014 07:02 PM

A very well executed project – great craftsmanship!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 07-05-2014 08:59 PM

congratulations very well done
love the drawer element and the craftsmanship

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 07-06-2014 02:35 AM

Great job. Very well done

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#11 posted 07-06-2014 03:40 AM

Nice details throughout.Congrats.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#12 posted 07-06-2014 04:14 AM

I really like it. Very nice work.

Thanks for taking the time to post some photos.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#13 posted 07-06-2014 11:59 AM

really nice work. the miters are really tight and the joints on the drawers look great too!

How big is this thing!?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#14 posted 07-06-2014 12:06 PM

it’s 2.14m high and 2.07m wide.
thanks for the nice comments

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#15 posted 07-06-2014 11:13 PM

If I understand your notes and you completed this in your last year in high school, you are well on your way to becoming a highly skilled craftsman and designer. As others have noted, your joints are nice and tight and a well executed project from design to finish. Keep up the good work and we will be looking at fabulous projects in a few years from you.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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