Cherry Laundry Center

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Project by Scott Bryan posted 05-02-2009 04:45 PM 3661 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a laundry center that was recently “commissioned” by my wife. Since I put in around 150 hours on the project I suggested that $3000 would be fair compensation for building these cabinets- in order to build something else for her of course! Needless to say I never received a check and , since this is a family oriented site, I will not print her response. :)

Both the base and upper cabinets are constructed with 3/4 cherry plywood and cherry solids. The drawers were constructed from maple solids and Russian birch plywood. The base cabinet top is constructed from maple, cherry and coffee tree. The finish is my customary finish for cherry: BLO, sealed with shellac, and followed with several coats of wipe on poly. These cabinets represent a few personal “firsts”: (1) designing a project and completing the build from the design specs, (2) first use of Blum self closing slides, and (3) first set of raised panel doors.

Thanks for viewing. Amy comments or critiques are, as always, appreciated.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 05:01 PM

Very nice project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 05-02-2009 05:01 PM

A wonderful job ,Good build and nice finish. remember wives could send us a bill also.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 05:24 PM

Super job Scott; I really like the finish.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 05-02-2009 05:35 PM

That looks great, I hope my wife doesn’t see it :)

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#5 posted 05-02-2009 08:06 PM

Superb cabinets using unique wood. The raised panel doors adds to the excellent look of the cabinets. The worth of any work done for your wife cannot be counted in dollars.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 08:48 PM

Scott, This is a very nice looking set of cabinets . I really like the design with the clothe hangers.The wood is beautiful and the finish has a beautiful smooth looking shine . Very good build Sr.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 09:51 PM

Nice job. The clothes rack is a smart addition. Tell your customer that you’d hate to garnish her wages but additional shop purchases will need to be made :)

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 10:53 PM

Seriously nice build.

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#9 posted 05-03-2009 12:59 AM

Nice work, Scott.

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#10 posted 05-03-2009 01:10 AM

A great project. Your wife should be prowd of her $3000.00 cabinet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 05-03-2009 01:50 AM

Scott; Great job, I think you should keep negotiating :) It’s got to be good for at least a new tool permission slip.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#12 posted 05-03-2009 03:03 AM

Bruce, funny you should mention that. It is a good idea and is also the subject of an upcoming blog.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 05-03-2009 03:24 AM

Great looking cabinets Scott!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#14 posted 05-03-2009 08:40 PM

Very nice , I can see who wears the “commissioning pants” at your house.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#15 posted 07-06-2009 02:58 AM

Wow! Very nice! Just like fine furniture for the laundry.

-- Roger "Every now and then I wish it was then instead of now" Ziggy

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