Coopered-Top Banjo Cabinet

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Project by RedBeard posted 1869 days ago 1360 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was the final project for my Into to Woodworking class at Red Rocks Community College. I needed a decent place to keep my banjo, and this is the design that resulted. The primary wood is Sassafras with Walnut accent pieces, and African Mahogany ply in the side panels. The top is a coopered panel, which was tricky, but a lot of fun to build. I hope you all like it.

-- Measure once, cut twice

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#1 posted 1869 days ago

That’s one cool cabinet. I really like the round top good Job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1869 days ago

No humidity control, as the cabinet is not air-tight. It stays pretty dry out here in Colorado, and I haven’t noticed any issues. I am considering adding a top-light, but I haven’t found the right fixture. Thank you for the comments.

-- Measure once, cut twice

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#3 posted 1869 days ago


Sure beats sitting in the corner like mine- but I can’t play it so I guess it doesn’t matter.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

Love the book match grain…........nice job.

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#5 posted 1868 days ago

All I see is a clock ticking in that beautiful box. That is so cool. Coopered huh? That’s something I want to learn, maybe you could do a video for us here on LJs. Amazing work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 1867 days ago

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1798 days ago

That is an absolutely stunning case, I really like this piece. I’m learning to play the banjo, and that is one nice case. Not to mention a nice banjo!

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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