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Project by Tom Landon posted 02-13-2009 12:13 AM 1825 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the other piece of the design-build dining room project which included a server as well.

Their other furnishings were of traditional style. I presented drawings from which this one was chosen. the stain was selected after the pieces were completed.

Solid brass hardware was used for the barrel hinges and pulls. The interior of the cabinet was illuminated and the lights were controlled with a three way dimmer which was activated by touching a cabinet door hinge.

Doors were inset as opposed to overlayed and the glass shelves were frameless to provide optimum viewing of the items displayed.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 12:19 AM

This is really nice. Some day I hope to make one as good as this.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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firecaster

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 02:37 AM

You did a great job.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 02-13-2009 02:48 AM

Nice China Cabinet!

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#4 posted 02-13-2009 04:18 AM

Very nice looking hutch. Thanks for posting

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 02-13-2009 04:47 AM

Nice job. Looks good

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 02-13-2009 07:46 PM

Wow, that’s sharp. How long did it take you, from wood preparation to finishing touches?

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#7 posted 02-13-2009 08:08 PM

Another fine piece!

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

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#8 posted 02-15-2009 06:00 PM

Great looking piece Tom, nice work!

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

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 09:22 PM

Very nice work! I like the open look of it.

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#10 posted 03-20-2010 08:33 AM

I would be very interested in how you managed to get the hinge to control the lighting… that is a very ingenious idea that I would be interested in trying someday

-- San Diego, CA

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#11 posted 03-21-2010 11:34 PM

It is the same principal as a touch lamp only in this case you would buy the dimmer as a seperate component. This controler is easy to hide under or in a cabinet.

Rather than do a poor description and confuse people it would probably be best to follow this link for more information : http://www.furnlite.com/node/214

The small wire with the connector needs only to be attatched to what you want to be the contact. I used a hinge on this cabinet but have also used a thumb tack hidden under an edge. Imagination is the only limiting factor here. You might also do a search on Google for : 6553 Touch Dimmer.

Good luck, Tom

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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