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Project by wdbutcher71 posted 1985 days ago 1481 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project in my new shop. The fourth large cabintet I have done on my own. The box is an “A” skin 3/4” plywood with a clear pine face frame and drawer fronts. The first and second pictures are the final product with three coats of poly. The last three are prior to stain and finish. I need ideas on how to dress this type of project up in the future. Comments, constructive and critical are welcome.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#1 posted 1985 days ago

Nice job. As for dressing up, I encourage my students to use formica laminant on the tops, especially when it will have something large and heavy on it such as a TV that will scratch a solid or ply surface. Another option is some bed molding under the top overhang or some simple cover or quarter round. Add some base trim, just simply a 1×3 turned on edge, mitered at the corners and an ogee profile on the top. You could even cut an arch in the base to give it a lighter open look

That is the simple dress up. Depending on your ability level, Inlay a rectangle in each drawer front with a contrasting wood. Make drawer fronts a raised panel. Make a rasied panel door with pull out trays. Let me know if you want more ideas

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#2 posted 1984 days ago

Great project and very nice finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1984 days ago

You did an excellent job. I thought it was maple until I got to the unfinished photo.

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

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#4 posted 1984 days ago

thats light years better then my first project.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 1984 days ago

You did an excellent job with the finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 1982 days ago

Drawer handles sometimes does the trick. But I’m partial to modern, sleak, straight edges and lines.

-- I enjoy designing not assembling.

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#7 posted 2 days ago


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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