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Project by douglbe posted 2076 days ago 1465 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of display cases for my wife. Red oak (rough sawn lumber that I found in an add and I ended up paying roughly $.50 a board foot) with tung oil finish. I used my new Porter-Cable biscuit jointer and this is the first time I have used biscuits when gluing boards together, the joints were flush and no major scraping or sanding to level things out, that was great. My skills must be improving, when I glued up and clamped the carcasses they both were dead on square and all measurements were equal top to bottom and side to side and equal between the two of them. Now, the inset doors were a different story, I used non-mortise hinges and my reveal did not come out even all the way around. The doors are square, but I had to take a little off one side to help out the reveal. I bought the hinges at Menards and the screw heads were to big and did not lay flush in the countersink. I ended up enlarging the countersink holes. In the end I managed to make everything work.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#1 posted 2076 days ago

Nice find on the wood and nice cabinets as a result.

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#2 posted 2075 days ago

That’s my kind of deal. Those display cases look great! How big are they?

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#3 posted 2075 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 2075 days ago

Very nice work Doug , they look beautiful !!

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#5 posted 2075 days ago

they both look very nice.
great work.
your wife must be quite pleased!

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#6 posted 2075 days ago

Nice looking display cabinets. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 2075 days ago

Very nice finish.

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#8 posted 2075 days ago

Great job! Inset doors and drawers are a bear!

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

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#9 posted 2075 days ago

lightweightladyleftie, they are 36X22X6.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#10 posted 2075 days ago

Nice looking cabinets. I too recently adopted a biscuit joiner. Looking forward to my next cabinet project.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#11 posted 2075 days ago

Beautiful cabinets, well made and nicely put together.

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#12 posted 2075 days ago

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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#13 posted 2075 days ago

.50/bf. Your making it hard for a small sawmiller to afford beans! (I think I’m going to have to find a new hobby. lol)

You really have a good piece there. The wood looks very good. The contrasting flat and q-sawn on the back are good examples of both. I almost looks like you used two bookmatched sets split between the two cases. And I see no defects in the wood itself. (Were you holding a gun to the seller? lol)

Congrats on the jointery. I understand the difficulties on the reveal. I think that’s why a woodworker I’ve worked with many times in the past was fond of saying “That’s why they make trim.”

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#14 posted 2075 days ago

very nice work a real American piece of furniture well done.Alistair

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#15 posted 1749 days ago

Beautiful cabinet.

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