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Project by emtwoodworker posted 10-31-2008 01:34 AM 3566 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a china cabinet I built for my sister during midwinter break last year. It is made with birch plywood and poplar trim. This picture was taken before my sister picked out the knobs and handles.

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 01:50 AM

Hey that’s a cabinet! Great job Buddy. Bet your sisiter was happy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 10-31-2008 01:50 AM

This is a really nice piece of furniture. Birch and poplar can be a challenge to stain and, so often, as a result woodworkers opt to simply paint them. But you did a good job on the stain and finish. The breakfront design and the moldings give the piece visual interest.

Well done. I am sure that your sister enjoys the piece.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 10-31-2008 02:20 AM

This is really beautiful design and nice workmanship. I like the crown moldings.
Great job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 02:51 AM

You did a nice job, Looking forward to see more of your projects in the future.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 03:08 AM

Very nice! What is not to like about a cabinet like that. Great job.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 10-31-2008 03:40 AM

Great job! I like the detail at the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 03:51 AM

looks great. The top trim looks great, did you mill iy yourself ?

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 03:55 AM

Thanks for the comments, My brother-in-law designed a website for a molding company and he got all the molding from them.

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#9 posted 11-01-2008 02:46 AM

Nice looking china hutch. You did a great job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 11-17-2008 11:16 PM

Very nice!
This is a great looking cabinet.

-- Not my woodworking

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#11 posted 11-18-2008 05:32 AM

What a job Looks nice

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 08-12-2009 12:46 AM

Nice looking cabinet.

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#13 posted 07-26-2016 11:39 AM

That’s a great looking break-front cabinet. And a very smart choice in design: it won’t be going out of style any time soon.
And I know it’s been mentioned, but here’s another one impressed at the finish job on the birch and poplar!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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