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Project by LBH posted 06-24-2015 04:32 AM 2886 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The lower cabinets aren’t done because I got this wild idea that I would build a Roubo bench as part of them.

The cabinets are wormy blue pink (Beetle Kill) and the backsplash is burl elm veneer PSA backed to 3/4” ply.

-- Disclaimer: Author does not warrant the accuracy of the comments in this post including spell'n and frammer. I'm just another Dufus on a forum.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 06-24-2015 08:26 AM

Some very nice cabinets. Sure do like that wood

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 06-24-2015 12:42 PM

i really like the coloring of those cabinets, and the “faces” in the burl on the backsplash

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#3 posted 06-24-2015 01:35 PM

Awesome, great job!

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LBH

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#4 posted 06-24-2015 02:50 PM



i really like the coloring of those cabinets, and the “faces” in the burl on the backsplash

- Notw

Thanks guys!

The wormy blue pine comes from the millions of acres of pine forests that have been ravaged by the pine beetle. The trees are harvested dead standing. This is where the wood gets it’s amazing array of colors. Being pine it is very easy to work with and because there are worm holes all over the place you don’t see any of the dings that you make. I sprayed 3 coats of General Finishes water based urethane. I love that product. Below are some photos unfinished.

I think it’s priced right at $1.40 a BF.

I got the burl elm veneer from certainly wood. Dan at CW sent it to Matt at Superior veneer. Burl veneer is very wavy. Matt flattened it, then laid it up book matched on a PSA (Peel-n-stick) backing. You always get amazing images from a book match. The backing was $2.75 a SF. $166 with shipping. The veneer was a little over $100.

-- Disclaimer: Author does not warrant the accuracy of the comments in this post including spell'n and frammer. I'm just another Dufus on a forum.

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Tim Royal

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#5 posted 06-24-2015 06:06 PM

Very nice work! Got some “tree trollls” out of that figure I see!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#6 posted 06-24-2015 07:45 PM

Great work and very nice shop. Will be a real beauty when complete.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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chippewafalls

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#7 posted 06-25-2015 12:22 AM

Nicely done. Love using wood that generally would have went to waste. Love the burl backsplash.

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LBH

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#8 posted 06-25-2015 12:57 AM

I encourage ya’ll to give PSA backed veneer a try. Carefully peel off the backing while setting the veneer and work the bubbles out from the center to the side as you pull it down. Then trim with a spiral flush cut bit in your router.

I first tried it recovering a friends sub woofers with cherry. One side at a time. Set and trim. Mix a GF water dye color and top coat….

Just have Matt at Superior lay it up book matched.

There are a lot of uses.

-- Disclaimer: Author does not warrant the accuracy of the comments in this post including spell'n and frammer. I'm just another Dufus on a forum.

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FishMan33

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#9 posted 06-25-2015 01:36 PM

Wow that is really nice looking! Love the blue look!

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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#10 posted 06-27-2015 07:18 PM

Very nice.Great cabinets!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 09-12-2015 07:08 PM

Just saw this and had to comment! Your shop is beautiful!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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LBH

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#12 posted 04-20-2016 03:48 PM

I finished the lowers, so she’s a done.

-- Disclaimer: Author does not warrant the accuracy of the comments in this post including spell'n and frammer. I'm just another Dufus on a forum.

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