Rococo-style cabinet

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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 01-26-2009 03:29 AM 7221 views 37 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was completely conceived, drawn and hand carved by me, according to my personal interpretation of the Portuguese style “Dom Jose I” (Baroque + Rococo styles). Only hand tools were used, except for the large board sawing. It was entirely made of solid Brazilian Rio Rosewood salvaged from a demolished barn (100-year-old building). The finishing was done with a personally prepared wax (carnauba, bee’s wax, turpentine, etc.). It took around 3 years to be completed with many gaps of several months each, due to the process of creation. It was completed in 2008 and it is 34,5 inch high.

-- Dilo

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#1 posted 01-26-2009 03:32 AM


-- Here I post the good, for the rest has become firewood.

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#2 posted 01-26-2009 03:33 AM

double wow!!!!!!

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#3 posted 01-26-2009 03:33 AM

Spectacular. Breathtaking. What else is there to say? Wow!

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 01-26-2009 03:34 AM

You sir, are a god.

That is the most incredible work I have seen.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-26-2009 03:38 AM

This is an absolutely gorgeous piece. The carving details are simply exquisite. The artistry of this cabinet is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing this piece. I really appreciate seeing work of this caliber.

And this is a wonderful use of ‘salvaged” material too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-26-2009 03:48 AM

Unbelievable work! Art in it’s most beautiful medium,3yrs of your heart and soul displayed before us. The Love in this piece is monumental. I’ll add this to my favorites if you do not mind? Anytime I’m stumped,disgusted or frustrated from my own attempts to accomplish headway with a project, I’ll have an inspiration to fall back on and look at again. Thank you Sir for providing us with such a master piece to inspire!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#7 posted 01-26-2009 03:58 AM

WOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome work, you are a great asset to have in LJ’s, a spectacular piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 01-26-2009 04:17 AM

Oh my Lord !!! Your work is stunning and your story is amazing .
There’s not many woodworkers with your talents maybe a handfull . I am so glad to see this on LJS =Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Job well Done

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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John Ormsby

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#9 posted 01-26-2009 04:34 AM

Parabems!!!! Muito legal!!

Minha espso e eu viajem pra Brasil pelo menos cada dois anos. Talvez tem jeito a enontra la?

Tchau, John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#10 posted 01-26-2009 04:35 AM

Here,s a thought why dont some LJ,s get together and fill a few containers with this stuff and ship it to your shops before anyone else finds out about it!
It,s a wonderful piece and i,m sure the masters of old are are smiling down from heaven knowing that their traditions are alive and well and living with you.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#11 posted 01-26-2009 04:44 AM

amazing work.. congrats

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 01-26-2009 05:08 AM

A true work of art. Beautiful and outstanding piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 01-26-2009 05:22 AM

Next time try to post something that is just “mildly perfect” instead of things like this which are just overtly “astounding and masterful.” The only thing anybody at this website would like to be is a tool in your hand creating mere beauty.

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

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Les Hastings

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#14 posted 01-26-2009 06:16 AM

Awesome craftsmanship!

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

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#15 posted 01-26-2009 06:38 AM


Great work, I can appreciate the amount of time involved in the making, however I am sure there is more than a life time of appreciation of your work due.

A work to be passed to future generations, a heirloom.

Tony Ward

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