Cherry Cabinet

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Project by tinnman65 posted 1999 days ago 2140 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this little cherry cabinet and thought I would post it. It started out as straight line project in my head, sort of like a Krenov type cabinet but it evolved into what you see once I started to put it on paper. Don’t ask me how I got from there to hear but I did. The Blue Jay is from a photo from a book & the other bird is a Blue Faced Honey Eater taken from a George Raper drawing c1788. I have this fascination with birds so I’m sure this won’t be the last thing I do with birds on it. This was a learning experience in that I did some of the construction on the fly, I won’t try that again. A good plan set down in advance always works better, not to say that sometimes a change in direction during a process isn’t needed.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#1 posted 1999 days ago

That is awesome cabinet. Very well done.
I like the birds on it.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 1999 days ago

Once again Tinnman great job, love the inlays. Very unique with great flow.

-- Dave, Ohio,

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#3 posted 1999 days ago

Far out! Love the birds myself and you did a fantastic job on this. A real fine piece.

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

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#4 posted 1999 days ago

nice work tinman !!!

-- what are you building today

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#5 posted 1999 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wasn’t expecting that, love it, a really great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 1999 days ago

first rate all the way. I like your style on this cabinet, it is different and you made it work well. I can apperciate the time it must have taken on the inlay work. I finshed a little chest for my daughter with inlayed initals and was amazed at the time involved ( was my first time). Again great work.

-- F.Little

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#7 posted 1999 days ago

Beautiful inlay work. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1999 days ago

I must admit it wasn’t inlay work but marquetry done on cherry veneer and then glued to a solid cherry substrate which I believe wasn’t quite as hard to do as if were all inlay.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#9 posted 1998 days ago

Hi Tinnman;

Great work.

Very nice project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Rob W

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#10 posted 1997 days ago

Great job. It’s beautiful

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#11 posted 1993 days ago

You may be the tinman but you must have a wood heart (if not inlayed to boot).
All of yuor projects are very inspirational.
Thanks for sharing.

-- dick

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#12 posted 1926 days ago

Tinnman -

Got here from your most recent posting. Another very nice project. I like the lines and really like the marquetry.



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#13 posted 1751 days ago

I would love to learn inlay. Beautiful wook!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#14 posted 1751 days ago

I havn’t seen this before this is so wonderful and unique fantasticly beutuiful

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1366 days ago


did you dye your own blue veneer? If so do you mind sharing the recipe

what is the thickness of the veneers?


-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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