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Project by Doug882 posted 11-28-2014 01:46 PM 1093 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this cabinet in time for Thanksgiving. Now the china that I’ve had in boxes since my Navy days can be displayed. The front of the cabinet is Spanish Cedar with the sides and back all tongue and grove American cedar. The shelves are beech plywood with beech laminate on the fronts. The glass doors at the top are supported by three hinges each. May not have needed the extra strength but I used 1/4 inch glass and the doors were pretty heavy. I used various router bits to make the molding at the top and to provide the edging on the feature at the middle. Biscuits used for all panel glue ups. Pocket screws for side to front attachment.

My wife asked that the hutch match the chairs in the dinning room (which I didn’t make) but trying to find a mixture of stain and dye that would come close was the hardest part of the project. Once I had the color where I needed the rest was simply multiple coats of polyurethane. Turned into a heavy project and needed help getting it set in place. I welded up brackets and nuts for three feet so leveling the unit was a breeze.

Although soft wood, I truly like the cedar. Very easy to machine and a beautiful grain and color.

-- Doug from Maryland





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jdmaher

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 02:41 PM

Nice!

A corner cabinet is still on my to-do list. I love to see those that have actually been completed by others.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 03:16 PM

I have wanted to build something out of Spanish Cedar for the longest time.

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 04:52 PM

You did a great job on this corner cabinet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Doug882

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 05:53 PM

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Nice!

A corner cabinet is still on my to-do list. I love to see those that have actually been completed by others.

- jdmaher

Thanks for your comment. It is a big project. Took me a while but well worth the effort.

-- Doug from Maryland

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Doug882

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 05:54 PM



You did a great job on this corner cabinet.

- a1Jim

Thanks. Had a great time with it.

-- Doug from Maryland

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#6 posted 11-28-2014 06:50 PM

I love corner cabinets, really add something to the rooms their in. Great execution.

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 07:04 PM

Beautiful cabinet all around: design and construction. Often these corner cabinets are constructed in two pieces, top & bottom. I’m assuming you made this as one piece, I can see why it was hard to transport to the dining room.
Nice work.

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#8 posted 11-28-2014 09:46 PM

Great work it is a real beauty. Sure the wife is Happy! Well done. Well I have to know, does it match the chairs? LOL

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

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 01:29 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job and welcome to LJs

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#10 posted 11-29-2014 05:25 PM



Beautiful cabinet all around: design and construction. Often these corner cabinets are constructed in two pieces, top & bottom. I m assuming you made this as one piece, I can see why it was hard to transport to the dining room.
Nice work.

- Oldtool

Thanks for the comment. I thought about a two piece unit but opted for construction with full length boards for symmetry of the grain pattern. However, I agree that it would be far easier to move in two parts especially if I had used oak or other dence hardwood.

-- Doug from Maryland

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Doug882

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#11 posted 11-29-2014 05:27 PM



Great work it is a real beauty. Sure the wife is Happy! Well done. Well I have to know, does it match the chairs? LOL

- Ken90712

Ken,

In fact the hutch does match the chairs. My wife loaded it up with our china and glassware and items from our mothers and grandmothers that were passed down over the years. She loves it. Mission accomplished.

-- Doug from Maryland

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#12 posted 11-30-2014 04:24 AM

Very nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#13 posted 11-30-2014 06:04 PM



Very nice piece. Well done.

- dnick

Thanks. It was a fun.

-- Doug from Maryland

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#14 posted 12-02-2014 08:14 PM

Very nice. I too have a corner cabinet in my very near future. Did you use any certain plans or just wing it?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Doug882

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 01:48 PM



Very nice. I too have a corner cabinet in my very near future. Did you use any certain plans or just wing it?

- ohwoodeye

Didn’t wing it but did design it. I can send you the exterior dimensions and those for the shelves but understand that the number of shelves and their placement were specific to the china and other items that the customer (my wife) planned to store in the unit.

-- Doug from Maryland

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