Cherry Drinks Cabinet

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Project by Philip Edwards posted 03-31-2006 07:30 PM 4464 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was designed to hold bottles of wine. When I first started planning it was to be an Arts and Craft style piece but a curve here and there turned it into this.
A lovely board of curly cherry (a surprise find!) with bookmatched london plane panels made for a pretty piece. The cherry has since darkened considerably and it looks very much at home in my dining room.

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#1 posted 03-09-2007 07:09 AM

Phillip This cabinet looks beautiful. Sorry it has floundered in the background for so long. Lets give it a new hit and see how it does.

Is the top a single board?

-- 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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#2 posted 03-09-2007 07:14 AM

Can’t belive all the great stuff I missed back in the “early days”... Thanks for playing historian Karson… (and welcome wagon… you should be the PR person for the magazine venture, and the Blue Collar Cabinetry tour (treasure hunt… everyone go find that string!)

thanks to the pulse we’ll get some new eyes on some great “new” projects

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 03-09-2007 01:23 PM

I agree Scott—Karson is our PR person, definitely does a super job at the Welcome Wagon role.

This cabinet is lovely: the curv in th legs – oh yah.. got my attention!!
The texture of the doors – oh yah… love that!!
and then there is the beautiful top….... I’m melting!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 05:26 PM

Great design Philip. Nice to look at and functional.

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#5 posted 07-07-2007 01:11 PM

Philip, so thankful this one surfaced again. I hadn’t seen it previously, and loving your work so much, I thought I had searched all of your projects. This is a lovely piece and would grace any decor. Your craftsmanship is at a very high standard, a level to which I hope that I can someday attain.


-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-07-2007 11:45 PM

Hey Phil, any chance we could get you to post your videos and some of your more recent planes here. I’m guessing a number of the folks here would like to see them. Thanks.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 01:36 AM

Very nice. I like the simple hand slots that you used in the doors. Any reason that you made it with the bottom of the bottle facing the front instead of the neck or cork? The grain is just beautiful on the top, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 07-08-2007 05:58 AM

Really nice! I love the top.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Philip Edwards

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#9 posted 07-08-2007 11:57 AM

Thank you, Gents!
I loved making this piece – cherry is such a pleasure to work with.
Osc, no real reason. I had a choice of two ways, and I went with this one. Funnily enough, it is the question everyone who sees the piece asks! :)
I’ll post some projects tonight – stay tuned.

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#10 posted 07-12-2007 06:54 PM

man I love this cabinet,you do great work….

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#11 posted 11-17-2007 06:50 PM

again very nice piece…..............

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#12 posted 12-09-2007 05:41 AM

CHERRY is the most!!!!!!BLKCHERRY

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Philip Edwards

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#13 posted 12-09-2007 11:43 AM

Thanks, Blackcherry! :)

One thing I meant to mention about this project was the finish – I used boiled linseed oil, the first time I had used this traditional finish. There is no surface film of finish visible – it just feels like wood. And it feels like burnished wood to the touch. I probably won’t use this finish in this way again but it was a nice experiment – and looked awesome on cherry.

And I notice I never answered karsons original question – apologies, K! The topis made from three edge-jointed pieces of cherry. It was one long but thin board chopped into three to keep the colour consistent.
Best regards

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#14 posted 12-09-2007 06:31 PM

Hey, Phil try on a mock up your finish and add 1 or 2 coats paste waxs, at first it will look hazey but with repeated buffing the finish will bring out the true beauty of your cherry. I like danish oil and paste wax on piece that don’t get heavy use. My perfered wax is Mylands Wax alittle pricey but worth the end results. Blkcherry

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#15 posted 11-06-2011 12:20 PM

Very nice!

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