Krenov Style Cabinet *Grade 10 Major Project*

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Project by Tim posted 01-09-2015 07:46 AM 2383 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Krenov Style Cabinet I made for my Grade 10 major project for school!!!! It is constructed all out of Tasmanian Oak (Australian hardwood) with the door pulls being made out of Jarrah (another Australian hardwood).
This was quite a challenging project for me seeing it is the second piece of furniture I have EVER made (first being a tiny little bedside table). Its dimensions are 1680mm high x 600mm wide x 300mm deep.

The glass for the doors was saved from the side of the road, I cut it to size and inserted it into a groove I routed with the ‘festool router’ (OoOoo fancy). And the back of the cabinet is constructed with the ‘frame and panel’ technique (cause I’m lazy). Instead of having the traditional flared legs, I made them square (even more fancy) and so then I kept that squarish look throughout the cabinet. I also added a cross bar at the bottom of the legs for two reasons, one being it would square it all up and the second reason being it would make it a bit more stable. I would of loved to have nice brass knife hinges BUT as they are not available down under (not that I know of), so I had to resort to some chrome ‘no mortise’ hinges (with fancy finial thingies on the ends!!!) which costed $15 each…. thats too much for a few chunks of metal in my opinion. If I ordered knife hinges from the U.S it would of bloody costed me $150 AU at the least. The glass shelves are 6mm thick with polished edges and I got them from… ah…. cough cough I’ve got connections cough cough. All the timber costed about $200, It would of costed heaps more if I made it more ‘proper’ but hey, it stands as a cabinet and it does its job!

All in all this project was a massive challenge and after having only half the time all the other students, I completed it (after many many days spent working on it during after school hours), and I happened to get the highest mark in the year group 98/100 an A!

(damn thats a lot of typing,) Any questions?

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 10:20 AM

I like the squareness of this one, its simple and nice! And well done! Does it stand up straight? It looks to be leaning a bit forward on the first picture

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 10:57 AM

Brilliant work. Love the design and fantastic mark, Well deserved

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#3 posted 01-09-2015 11:23 AM

Creekone, it is tilting a little bit forward due to the floor, not the levels of the legs. And also due to the camera, I think I had that on bit of an angle while the picture was taken. Thank you for commenting! And thank you Scottyeyre for commenting also, much appreciated.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 01:20 PM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 01-09-2015 01:54 PM

Hey Tim, well done.
That is a proper cabinet. The fit and finish seems top notch.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 01-09-2015 02:15 PM

yo’ve done a great job. Your cabinet looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 01-09-2015 02:30 PM

looks great

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#8 posted 01-09-2015 03:13 PM

great work!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 01-09-2015 04:37 PM

looks great! what did they mark off 2/100 points for?

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#10 posted 01-09-2015 05:00 PM

Very well done.

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#11 posted 01-09-2015 05:53 PM

Beautiful with clean lines, love it.

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#12 posted 01-09-2015 06:13 PM

Good job. You deserved the A for this project.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#13 posted 01-09-2015 10:54 PM

Now you have this wonderful piece behind you, you now can go forward to really great things. Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#14 posted 01-10-2015 12:19 AM

Looks great. It is always fun to try a project that is out of your comfort zone. It pushes you to learn and try things you wouldn’t regularly try. On projects like these, there are always a few moments when you take a deep breath and cut, knowing that a mistake will mean another 20 hours of work. Looks like you made all the right cuts on this one. Congrats. I love Krenov’s work.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#15 posted 01-10-2015 03:23 AM

Thank you everyone for the awesome and supportive comments, they are all so appreciated. And eztrigger, I think I may of lost the 2 marks for a few dents and catches along the legs which are hardly visible. Oh and TheWoodenOyster (interesting name!), what you said about taking a deep breath before a cut is so true, happened on nearly every process in them making of this project!

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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