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Project by Longcase posted 08-01-2015 02:03 AM 1536 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys,

It has been a while since I did any woodworking, I have been busy updating an old bathroom suite to a shower stall ready for guests that are arriving next week . The last thing to be made was a cabinet, I stole the design from a Georgian cabinet I saw in an antique shop in England. The wood is African mahogany and I can see why it is cheap, I don’t think I have ever worked with wood that has so much interlocking grain, I would be planing with (what I thought was ) the grain quite nicely when all of a sudden I would have tear out ,the only way I could satisfactory get a good finish was by using a card file and I used it constantly. The panel door are book matched crotch mahogany and the top is Carrera marble.
I am sorry the pictures are not very good, it is only a small bathroom and I could not stand back far enough to get a decent shot . ( that’s my excuse anyway).

Thanks for looking
Keith





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 02:21 AM

Beautiful work keith

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shipwright

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 02:37 AM

Very nice Kieth, good to have you back.
I like the matches, kind of like bouquets.
Thanks for posting

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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mbs

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 03:31 AM

Wow. I really like the cabinet. great work!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 08-01-2015 03:44 AM

Keith, that is just plain beautiful ! What classic piece of work.

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animation23

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#5 posted 08-01-2015 02:38 PM

Gorgeous piece!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 08-01-2015 03:17 PM

Wow! Keith this turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-02-2015 12:19 AM

Really great!

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#8 posted 08-02-2015 12:48 AM

Beautiful bathroom cabinet! Despite that it’s a pain to work with, that mahogany looks great—I hope your guests appreciate it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 08-02-2015 05:02 AM

Thank you for the compliments.

Keith

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#10 posted 08-03-2015 04:07 PM

Hi Keith,
Very nice work. I really like the book match and the way you did the frame and panel construction on the doors. Well done!
Eyal

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#11 posted 08-04-2015 01:28 AM

Classy cabinet. Beautifully done.

-- Ben in Va

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