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Project by zaschaffer posted 10-11-2014 01:56 PM 2084 views 19 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is made from mahogany and maple. the to drawers have hand cut dovetails and there is a small wine rack next to it. The base is made of maple and the legs are tapered and splayed out at a 4 degree angle. finished with maloof oil.





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NJBirdman

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 04:19 PM

Simple and complex at the same time…...I love it and may steal the design. Great dovetails by the way

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#2 posted 10-11-2014 04:45 PM

Lovely cabinet! Like the shape and the details. The two woods look good together.
Is it your own design or is it inspired by something else?
And: What exactly is Maloof Oil?

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

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zaschaffer

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 04:54 PM

Thank ya both! and kaerlighedsbamsen it is my own design but based loosely off of some 1950’s style furniture. and Maloof oil is equal parts high gloss oil based poly, tung oil, and linseed oil.

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#4 posted 10-11-2014 05:11 PM

I love mid century style furniture. Looks great!

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#5 posted 10-11-2014 08:06 PM

Well, if you were trying to achieve a 50s look, you nailed it for sure. Thats the first thing to come to mind when I viewed it, I grew up with living room furniture that looked very much like those legs.
Nice work, again, as always.

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#6 posted 10-11-2014 10:13 PM

Think you did well on the design. I think 50s but also links to much older styles, classisim etc.
Might wanna try that Maloof stuff. Du you wipe it on or how do you apply it?

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zaschaffer

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#7 posted 10-11-2014 10:42 PM

just wipe it on and in about 20ish mins wipe off the excess. it really makes figured wood pop. also thank you siavosh and oldtool!

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#8 posted 10-12-2014 02:17 AM

Very nice looking.

CtL

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Jordan

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#9 posted 10-12-2014 05:55 AM

Great piece. I just finished a coffee table with splayed legs; they can be challenging. How did you cut yours? I used a series of custom tapering jigs on the table saw.

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zaschaffer

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#10 posted 10-12-2014 02:00 PM

jordan- I tapered the legs on a table saw just how you would any piece of federal style furniture. Then I cut the 4 degrees on my kapex (miter saw) and used a domino mortiser to attach the legs to the apron. That seems to be the fastest way to get that splay. I think the project took me 5-6 hours start to finish.

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