Birdwatcher's Cabinet

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Project by Keith Jones posted 01-23-2009 02:46 AM 1703 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cabinet for my girlfriend for the holidays. She loves to birdwatch, so I made something special to keep all her birdwatching stuff in one place. The carcass is pretty much standard cherry plywood construction. I put a really nice piece of curly cherry on the top though. I wanted some outdoors flavor to it, so I left the edges pretty much the way they came from the saw mill. I just took my orbital sander to them to smooth out the milling marks and prepare it for finish. The handle is a piece of lacewood that I ebonized with india ink.

-- Keith

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#1 posted 01-23-2009 02:52 AM

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 01-23-2009 05:12 AM

All I have to say is somebody has to be a serious birdwatcher to have a separate cabinet for the hobby’s equipment and supplies…also it’s a great friend who builds such a cabinet. Excellent job.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 03:17 PM

Nice project!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-23-2009 08:12 PM

Nice job. This project should give a lot of us some ideas.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 01-23-2009 10:49 PM

The edges of the cherry board are called wain. It makes a nice natural touch for something that represents outdoors.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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