Cabinet for my daughters powder room

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Project by JeanValjean posted 12-28-2014 02:41 AM 1072 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my lovely daughters wanted a cabinet above the lav to store their hair spray…brushes….makeup….general girlie stuff…...
They requested “something nicer than what they have in the stores daddy”....which….as my fellow woodworkers you will understand… a challenge!!!

I picked up some cherry at an estate sale a couple years ago…..I loaded my truck to the point it was barely driveable and they were thrilled with my $500 offer!!!
I got well over 500 BF and once I started planing it I realized what beautiful stock it was!!

The raised panels are maple, the rest is some of that beautiful figured cherry.

Finish is 2 coats of Amber shellac with a light sanding after each coat…....that really brought the figure out..
After that several goats of semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer with a light buff with 5/0 steel wool between coats and a final coat of wax…

Hinges are “Blumotion” soft close which I believe are going to be a new favorite for me…

-- Semper Fi

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 02:46 AM

An unsuspecting title for you post for such an amazingly beautiful cabinet. You aren’t kidding about the beauty of that cherry, and for a buck a board foot! Well, it found a good home in your hands. Very well done cabinet.

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#2 posted 12-28-2014 04:24 AM


The cabinet turned out really beautiful! Wonderful choice of wood and design.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 09:07 PM

Great heirloom piece. Jealous at the $1 bd ft. Beautiful cherry. I just finished a small cabinet in cherry. Mine doesn’t look that good at 10 times the price. My buddy and I were lamenting the problem of finding good cherry.

Nice build and finish work. Well done!

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#4 posted 12-29-2014 01:10 AM

Wow!! the Cherry – Maple combo is a home run.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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