krenov inspired cabinets

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Project by Miniderub posted 04-01-2015 01:08 PM 1551 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these 2 cabinets completely with hand tools in my apartment living room. It took roughly 2 months and I’m happy they’re finally finished. built using dowels. I figure if krenov did it that way it can’t be bad right?
I’m not too crazy about the design of the handles and I might eventually change them. The grain matching was not ideal but I did the best I could with what was delivered to me.
I bought the Cherry and Padauk pre-milled and pre sanded online at Steve Wall lumber and they shipped directly to my place for a very reasonable price.
Brusso knife hinges, danish oil finish.
I think they will look ALOT better once the cherry darkens and makes less contrast with the padauk. I might put them at the window until summer to speed up the process.
I hope you like and feel free to comment.
Marco D

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 01:57 PM

well done sir. impressed that you did it all in an apartment. I really like the design.

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 01:57 PM

The padauk is going to darken also. I think you’re right the 2 woods will compliment each other better once they darken. Nice looking pieces.

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 02:19 PM


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#4 posted 04-01-2015 02:23 PM

Really nice work. I favorite cherry and padauk also. Very stylish.

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#5 posted 04-01-2015 04:20 PM


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#6 posted 04-01-2015 06:33 PM

They look great!

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#7 posted 04-01-2015 08:57 PM

Very impressive, especially considering the limitations on your workspace.

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#8 posted 04-01-2015 10:53 PM

Very nice! As a fellow apartment hand tool woodworker, I can feel some of the pain in not having a workshop.

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 06:14 PM

Love the design and the wood choice, good job

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#10 posted 11-07-2015 02:11 PM

Marco, these are a beautiful pair of cabinets and you have done such a fine job on them. They shine forth with craftsmanship. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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