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Project by RBWoodworker posted 1754 days ago 1821 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK.. this is where I have been hiding for the last 3 weeks.. I finally received a commision to build a tv lift cabinet and tried veneering for the very first time ever.. I have been encouraged to give veneering a try to expand my abilities, so I thought I would..

I have taken pictures of each step of the way on this and am on the part of making and installing the curved moldings to take the radiuses of the cabinet.. I will say that this job has been a true pleasure to build and has tried my woodworking skills in ways I never imagined, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything

This cabinet is made of quarter sawn cherry, figured cherry, and walnut. I wanted to use maple instead of walnut but the client doesn’t like blonde woods so I went with walnut.. I got this idea from another lumberjock who built one out of crotch mahogany but the veneer was extremely cost prohibitive, so I used the cherry to match their furniture in the room that it’s going in. the small gap in the base in the front is not secured and is removeable to allow for the satelite box to be hidden behind the baseboard, that way the satelite box doesn’t have to be somewhere else and will work via an infrared eye. The gaps between the veneers gets covered with curved moldings that I am making now. I will post more pictures as soon as I finish it.. Finished!! here’s pictures of the final product..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/





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Julian

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#1 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice looking! I can’t wait to see it completed.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1754 days ago

Randall, you are off to a nice start on this piece. The finished project is going to interesting to see.

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

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DocK16

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#3 posted 1754 days ago

This will be one to watch.

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

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NickTobis

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#4 posted 1754 days ago

What kind of lift are you going to install? I have two under my projects, and i used actuators. They got the job done but i would have liked something that was smooth and small.

-- T&G, West Palm Beach

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1754 days ago

Hey, great job on that cabinet and veneer. I love it. It looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see it completed.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1754 days ago

Hey Randy
Now that’s what I’m talking about . Looking mighty fine can’t wait to see the finished project keep up the great work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BigBard

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#7 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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patron

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#8 posted 1754 days ago

you caught a ” hail mary ” ,
on this one .
good work ,
were waiting for the touch down !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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screwge

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#9 posted 1753 days ago

Interesting design. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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RBWoodworker

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#10 posted 1752 days ago

Thank you all for the compliments’’ I will be posting more pictures as soon as I finish
Nick.. the customer wanted the lift from vector motion.. I have no clue how well it works yet. it’s what the customer wanted so that’s what I got them..I can only pray that it will work well even though it was only 600 bucks.. I have seen liifts for 4000 and up. you having built several of these lift..what have you used for your lifts?

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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