carved pine China Cabinet

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Project by aurora posted 04-10-2015 03:36 PM 1350 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

part of kitchen cabinets set i built. china cabinet was intended to be a stand alone piece of furniture for display on top and spice storage on bottom.

built of pine with carved rising sun motif on both top and bottom. brackets were cut on the bandsaw, carved and sanded into shape. color was to match the kitchen counter top which was green, handmade french tile. color was obtained by using some thinned down oil based paint that i rubbed in and sanded to distress. columns were NOT turned, but rather made using a large radius bit on a router. column bases and tops were turned on a drill press for want of a lathe. raised panel doors were done on the table saw. top is waxed natural pine and back is pine, narrow bead boarding. top is wired and lit with LED’s.

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#1 posted 04-10-2015 07:02 PM

This really looks nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 08:39 PM

Wow! Looks really great and certainly has an old time feeling about it. Carving that pine must have been fun to do. (-: Just how big of a router bit did you have to use to the columns done. They look like they must be at least 3” in dia. Well done project!

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 09:21 PM

Notthwest29: good eye on the column size! had to take a few passes to get there. used a Dewalt DW621 2 hp router.

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 10:33 PM

Great looking cabinet, very inventive with the lack of a lathe solutions. The interior lighting is a nice touch too. Nice work.

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#5 posted 04-11-2015 02:22 AM

Very cool, I love that inset look and those columns!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 03:01 AM

Very impressive!

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