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Project by mranum posted 01-27-2009 06:13 PM 1292 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A surprise birthday gift for my wife. We needed a spot to put some of our keep sakes from our wedding for some time. Unknown to her I built this and had it hanging on the wall when she got home from work on her birthday.

The plans came from Woodsmith. I used Red Oak and a Walnut spline in the door mitres but its hard to see in the picture. Its mounted to wall via a simple french cleat. The stain is “Cherry” by Varathane with a “wipe on poly” from Minwax.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.





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#1 posted 01-27-2009 07:10 PM

Man, this is beautiful!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 10:43 PM

simple but elegant. I’m a big fan of corner cabinets. Nice job on it.

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 11:21 PM

Beautiful cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 11:23 PM

Is this of Dutch hollandish design looks like some of the Germanic-Dutch cabinets I have seen when I lived there for many years Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 11:46 PM

Not sure about about the European influences in the design, identifying a given influence has never been my strong suit. All I pretty much know is what I like in style and design and when I saw this in Woodsmith I just had to make it. I’ve been contemplating making a matching piece for this that would actually sit on the floor more like a curio cabinet.

And thanks for the kind words everyone!

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 03:24 PM

Very nice! Can you tell me what kind of joint/glue you used on your mitered corners?

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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mranum

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#7 posted 02-04-2009 07:26 PM

Well what I did was to just glue the mitred corners together with titebond glue and let it sit for a full day. During that time I made a jig that would slide alongside my rip fence on the table saw. The jig has 2 supports on it that form a “V”. What you do is clamp the frame(vertically) into the “V” and run it over your blade cutting a thin kerf across the joint, then mill some material to fit the saw kerf and glue it in place. When its dry simply cut off the excess, I used a flush cut saw for that so I would gouge the door frame with the saw teeth.

Its simple and effective.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 03:10 PM

That’s a beautiful little corner cabinet. I been thinking of doing a small shaker corner cabinet for about a month. We have a perfect place for it in our den. You do very nice work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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