Wall Mount Curio Cabinet

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Project by Gshepherd posted 10-23-2014 06:38 AM 1991 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I Finally found the perfect project for a high figured white oak board I have been saving along with some beveled glass found at a garage sale. This has been my first experience in making arched cabinet doors so the fun began. Having 2 diffrent sets of those arched templates I found out that they would not work so I had to make my own template.

After running the rails and stiles and sizing them up I found out real quick that tear out could be a real problem. But by taking a little bit at a time helped with the tear out problem not 100 % but darn close. Then the darn glass would not fit into the frame due to the solder joints on the edge of the glass prevented a nce fit. I did not want to make the frame grooves any bigger so out came the files. After filing the solder joints down enough to fit into the door frame and keeping the joints intact. Once I got the Door finished the rest went pretty smooth.

The cabinet is 36 1/2 x 25×8. TransTint medium brown followed by 3 coats of Lacquer, wet sanded then 2 more good coats. The shelves are adjustable. This will be given to my Aunt, I told her I was making something special and she would just have to wait till I was finished. I will let her decide if she wants a door handle or leave it as is. Thanks for Looking.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 08:35 AM

Great work and wood…. A real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 10:30 AM

Beautiful work! That glass door and the coloration of the wood are just super. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 11:01 AM

Looks good Belgian Malanois, errr I mean gshepard.Nicely done

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 11:22 AM

Beautiful work on some beautiful wood.

Nicely done. It looks great.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 10-23-2014 11:29 AM

Now I know just where to put the stained glass piece my grandson bought for his grandmother last year. Beautiful piece of Figured Oak, great design and craftsmanship. I give you my standing ovation. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 10-23-2014 11:41 AM

Lovely cabinet. Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 10-23-2014 12:45 PM

Wow love that Oak!
You displayed in perfectly with the combo of the glass and cabinet!
Nicely done!

-- Doug...

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#8 posted 10-23-2014 01:27 PM

nice job

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#9 posted 10-23-2014 01:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Very nice work and I’m sure your aunt will be thrilled to have it.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#10 posted 10-23-2014 01:57 PM

Stunning Shep.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 10-23-2014 03:00 PM

Very nice with beautiful display of wood grains!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 10-23-2014 03:45 PM

Thanks for the nice comments my fellow LJ’s. I have it wrapped up and loaded and will now go get it hung on her wall.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#13 posted 10-23-2014 06:28 PM

Wow! That is amazing! Incredible job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 10-24-2014 01:09 AM

That is absolutely stunning work!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#15 posted 10-24-2014 01:31 AM

This one turned out great. Really nice looking piece.

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