Cherry living room cabinets

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Project by Nic posted 08-31-2015 12:16 PM 1146 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Living room project of a fireplace, stacked stone, concrete counter tops and cherry cabinets. Solid doors for the base cabinets and glass doors for the tops. A raised panel bit set was used for the doors. The festool domino was utilized in the construction of the cabinets boxes and cabinet face frames. Dovetailed Poplar drawers and media storage. The cherry was finished with a General Finish Enduro Poly, which gives it a rich amber look. I purposely looked through the bin for sapwood, as i feel it adds just a little more character. Dimmable Tape lights and can lights were placed on the Zwave technology making them remote activated to appropriate mood setting. The tree in the right base cabinet is a normal screen, painted metallic, then my wife spent hours razor blade cutting out the design on poster board for a template to spray black over the metallic. It is for components, and we wanted the remote signals to pass through. The wife and I designed every aspect of this project and it turned out better than expected. There were many challenges faced, but i am more than willing to answer any questions.

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#1 posted 08-31-2015 07:00 PM

Very nice project from start to finish. Your careful planning is evident in every detail.
Great work.

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#2 posted 08-31-2015 07:02 PM

This turned out very nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 09-01-2015 01:01 AM

Nicely done. I like the lighting a lot. Just one question, does the widow sill interfere with opening the bottom door?

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#4 posted 09-01-2015 01:36 AM

Oh, ya, i got extremely lucky with that one. When you get caught up in all the details on the walls and cabinets, and i want it to come out so far as to not interfere with the window, i completely missed the shelf on the window ledge. Not the worse thing in the world, i figured i would just alter the window ledge. I installed the cabinet door, and to my surprise, I the 1/2” reveal hinges were adjustable enough to give me enough clearance. I did however have to cut out a small portion of the shelf when installing the trim to hide the small wave in the wall. So, these hinges really saved my butt on the missed detail.

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 02:25 AM

Outstanding work. I really like the pull-out on the right side. Very well done. Did you do the concrete countertops yourself? What a great sense of accomplishment you and your wife must get whenever you spend time in that room.

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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