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Project by Sawdust posted 04-27-2007 05:01 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this old marble top in a junk pile at my dad’s. It cleaned up well and I decided to make a small server cabinet to fit the top. Wood is air-dried walnut with a hand-rubbed oil-poly finish over shellac.

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 05:33 PM

how beautiful!!! No wonder we have “walnut addicts”.

Good save re: the marble top

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 05:44 PM

Very, very nice. Great job.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 06:21 PM

Nice looking cabinet, great looking walnut. I like the sapwood in the walnut, a lot of people try to stain in out or cut it out. To me its a nice contrasting part of the wood. Good job. jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 06:24 PM

Don’t you just love finding things that with a little work you can make beautiful….very nice work.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 07:50 PM

Did someone say “walnut addict”? I’m there! Great oiece.

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

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#6 posted 04-27-2007 09:30 PM

Nice rescue. Great dovetails.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 04-28-2007 02:20 AM

I’m partial to the legs myself. You should think about adding some tags. Perhaps walnut and cabinet.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 04-29-2007 01:47 AM

A very nice piece and I agree with jockmike to me the sapwood adds so much character to a piece it is almost like working with two different wood types.And yes I am a walnut addict also.Nothing like walking into the shop and smelling the walnut the day after. The colors really get me too.

-- F.Little

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#9 posted 03-24-2011 01:02 PM

Thats a beautiful cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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