Shaker Hanging Cupboard

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Project by ChuckV posted 04-26-2009 08:22 PM 3116 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first saw this cupboard in Thos. Moser’s How to Build Shaker Furniture. At my current skill level, I need more detailed instructions than given in the book. I found and used these plans provided by Christopher Schwarz of Woodworking Magazine. The only (intentional) modification that I made was to add the pins to the joints in the door.

This is made from cherry and finished with BLO and carnuba wax. The last photo shows the cupboard temporarily hanging in the house. I am going to make a peg board to complete the job.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#1 posted 04-26-2009 08:46 PM

Very nice design and execution. I really like the bookmatched door panel. It sets off the piece.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 04-26-2009 08:48 PM

good looking project. and yes the bookmatch makes that one..

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#3 posted 04-26-2009 09:04 PM

Excellent, i love bookmatch.


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#4 posted 04-26-2009 11:16 PM

Hey Chuck
A real winner, is the door book matched solid wood or veneer?

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-26-2009 11:35 PM

Thanks for all the comments.
Jim – The door panel is solid wood. Parts of the cabinet are 3/4”, which I milled from 4/4 rough. Other parts, including the door panel, are 1/2”. For these parts, I started with 5/4 and resawed to get the final thickness.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#6 posted 04-27-2009 03:08 AM

Great looking project, particularly the bookmatch. Looks like it will go well in the house, too.

-- Chris

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#7 posted 04-27-2009 03:13 AM

Love it! Shaker is where it at for me. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#8 posted 04-27-2009 03:30 AM

very nice!

this piece shows the perfect use for bookmatched cut. doesnt get better than that.

Thanks for the post.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 04-27-2009 06:39 AM

Love it. Very striking door panel.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#10 posted 04-28-2009 04:02 AM

Chuck, the cabinet is great. When I first saw the picture I thought that it was my cabinet. I did the exact same Mosher cabinet about twenty years ago. It has been on several walls in several houses and now resides in a place of honor in my shop. It has always been one of my favorites, I hope this will be one of yours. Keep up the good work. Jim

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 11:42 PM

That’s really nice. I’m thinking of doing something like this as an entry into frame-and-panel construction (the door). Great looking bookmatch!

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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