Small Cabinet for my wife Valerie (Garrett Hack's Design - Plans on

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Project by cbrock85 posted 08-29-2014 03:50 PM 3297 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the plans for this project off of and I believe this projects has free plans and a video workshop series with Garrett Hack. This is Garrett Hack’s design. I built this for my wife in the Spring of 2013. This project is made of mahogany and maple/birds eye (panel). The knob is made out of ebony and the banding is made out of ebony and holly. This is the first time I made my own molding and banding. If you have never done this I would highly recommend it. This is a great project to expand your skills and gives you the insight to how one of the best out there thinks/designs/creates.

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 04:06 PM

That is a spectacular piece. Workmanship, wood choice, it’s all there.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 04:46 PM

Thanks Brian, I am pretty sure I saw your work on making combs. Great idea I really liked your story.

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 05:59 PM


-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 08:40 PM

That’s a really nice cabinet. The wood choices really work well together, the grains are incredible.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 10:43 PM

Very nice and a great choice of woods.

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

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#6 posted 08-29-2014 11:57 PM

Great looking cabinet! I’m sure your wife is very pleased with it!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 08-30-2014 03:21 AM

Wow! Amazing work. Thanks for sharing this

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 08-30-2014 11:34 AM

Gorgeous. I have seen the plans & have been tempted to purchase. well done. I’m sure Valerie is happy with it.

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#9 posted 08-30-2014 11:38 AM

That’s quite nice. I’ve never done banding, but was quite inspired after watching one of those YouTube videos featuring a Japanese master woodworker do it all with hand tools (and use twine to clamp it together).

I’ll have to show this design to my wife and see what she thinks. We’ve been looking for something to do with a bunch of book matched pecan I purchased about 17 months ago.

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#10 posted 08-30-2014 03:14 PM

Excellent work! Love the wood choice.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 08-30-2014 04:16 PM

Simply gorgeous. I recently bought the DVD. I want to make some moulding planes before I even start this project, otherwise I will only have a box. What type of finish did you use?

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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