Curiousity cabinet

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Project by pickles posted 2048 days ago 1279 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet I built for an art exhibition at a local gallery. I was the only woodworker; so the pressure was on. It consists of a walnut case, maple pull and mahogany drawers. The case is held together with wedged through tenons; drawer sides have hand-cut dovetails and the raised panels are bookmatched.

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#1 posted 2048 days ago

Looks beautiful to me, I hope you knock ‘em dead at the exhibition!

-- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

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#2 posted 2048 days ago

Beautiful piece!

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

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#3 posted 2048 days ago

Wow, that is fantastic, I love the design.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 2048 days ago

Great project! Beautiful! Something anyone could use or want. Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 2048 days ago

Amazing work. Love the choices of wood.

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#6 posted 2048 days ago

Beautiful piece

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 2048 days ago

Great Lookin Cabinet Well Done

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 2047 days ago

it’s got me curious…very nice…the door pulls are a bit surprising in their contrast…but they also draw your eyes to them to see what’s inside…well executed…

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

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#9 posted 2047 days ago

Well i agree the pulls do contrast in color and shape with the conventional style and dark color of the body of the piece. There was, however, some thought behind the design. The theme of the exhibit was “Remembering Columbus”. Many artists painted scenes of Columbus or photographs of local and historic locals, etc. However, thats a hard theme to convey in wood. So having attended Ohio State I thought like any buckeye would, do you see the reference?

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#10 posted 2047 days ago

Very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#11 posted 2047 days ago

nice work

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#12 posted 2047 days ago

Hey pickles great work, nice cabinet.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 2046 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship in the attention to detail. Love the continuous grain in the drawer fronts and book matched panels. Lots of detail while remaining tasteful. Nice touch with the pulls and dovetails.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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