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Project by Lee A. Jesberger posted 07-09-2007 01:06 AM 4360 views 13 times favorited 72 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client was having a new house built and wanted several rooms fitted out with cabinets.
The wood used is Mahoany, and the veneer is Quilted Makore. (it seems that we had a run of clients who chose the same materials).

The construction techniques are pretty much the same as are typical in this type of work. Instead of raised panels, we used flat panels.

The substrate used was 1/4” M.D.F., covered with veneer on both sides. Since our stile and rail cutters are designed for 1/4” panels, I had a shaper cutter set made to allow for the added thickness of the veneers. While the initial investment in the cutter was a little steep, the time saved from then on more than paid for the set.

A lot of client choose flat panels, so the cutter gets pretty heavy use. It is worth the extra money to have a good set made.

The large crown moldings were purchased from an outside supplier. While it seems a little strange for a cabinet shop to buy the moldings, the cost of buying them is actually cheaper than us making them. That also frees us up for other things, and allows the job to proceed at a quicker pace.

This house interior was designed by K Gallery.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com





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Max

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#1 posted 07-09-2007 01:08 AM

Very nice indeed. The cabinets go very well with the lighter flooring which looks to be oak. Great craftsmanship.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 07-09-2007 01:14 AM

Hi Max.

Thanks for the kind words.

Actually the flooring is bamboo.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 07-09-2007 01:17 AM

Wow, fantastic work. Why the blue background in the arches? What goes in the acthes?

-- Bob A in NJ

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-09-2007 01:41 AM

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the kind words. The blue is the wall color, and was chosen due to the artwork being placed in the room.

The arch got a painting and loveseat.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Damian Penney

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#5 posted 07-09-2007 01:43 AM

Once again great work Lee. Veneering opens up such great possibilities with regards wood and grain selection, I was sold on it after watching all the great projects David Marks used it for and seeing your stuff just confirms how great of a skill it is to have in your woodworking arsenal. It’s easy, cheap to get into, and produces such amazing looking results what’s not to love :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-09-2007 01:49 AM

Hey Damian,

Again thank you.

By george, I think you’ve got it. All the reasons to take up veneering, that is.

It truly is addictive!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Don

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#7 posted 07-09-2007 01:51 AM

Superb work once again, Lee.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-09-2007 01:53 AM

Hey Don,

Thanks once again.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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BarbS

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#9 posted 07-09-2007 02:32 AM

What a beautiful room. I could so easily fill it all up with books! Nice work, Lee.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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oscorner

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#10 posted 07-09-2007 02:40 AM

Those two species seem to go well together. You work is unsurpassed!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 07-09-2007 03:02 AM

Really like the flat panels and your work is very nice.

-- rickandcarol58@gmail.com

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Karson

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#12 posted 07-09-2007 03:04 AM

Lee: I do something like you but I use 5 MM plywood as the substrate and when you put on the two sheets of veneer, you get 1/4” ply so it fits within the normal router bit set.

Great looking cabinets.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 07-09-2007 03:40 AM

Hi BarbS,

Yes I could see spending some very relaxing time in this room, with a good book.

Thans,

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 07-09-2007 03:42 AM

Hi Os,

I’ll agree only to the fact that the two woods work well together.

As too your compliment, still a long way to go, but thanks.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#15 posted 07-09-2007 03:45 AM

Hi Richard,

Thank you. I like your posted project as well!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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