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Project by Bill Huffman posted 11-24-2015 04:27 PM 1814 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet I made for my father-in-law for his birthday. Its Santos Mahogany with Fir. I really like this combination of wood, the fir is some that I got 11 years ago from my cousin. I am told the Santos Mahogany is not a true mahogany, but I sure enjoy working with it, although its very heavy and dense. It also gives some nice splinters!!

Not sure what the heck is going on with my pictures lying down, but I will try to remedy that.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 11-24-2015 04:44 PM

The cabinet looks great. The craftsmanship is excellent.

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 04:58 PM

That is so nice.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 05:03 PM

Beautiful work. Was wondering why you made the front panel removable. Are there plans to put glass in place of the fir panel?

Yes please fix the pics. I was getting a stiff neck trying to view your gorgeous cabinet :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Bill Huffman

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 05:18 PM

Thanks, I actually wanted to do glass when I started out, but then I thought the inside details would look weird, so I went wth the panel. Comes from lack of planning before I start cutting wood.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 05:26 PM

I rotated the pictures in iPhoto and they still come in sideways, sorry….

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 05:33 PM

Very beautiful cabinet. Nicely done!

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 05:37 PM

Buggy Apple products.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 05:49 PM

Ah OK another Mac user :) Edit the rotation using Preview after exporting them from iPhoto. That should work.


I rotated the pictures in iPhoto and they still come in sideways, sorry….

- Bill Huffman


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 11-24-2015 05:53 PM

A really fine cabinet Bill. If you took the photo with your Iphone in a vertical position this is what you get. Photos taken with the phone in a horizontal position work the right way.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 11-24-2015 06:14 PM

Bill, this turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 11-24-2015 07:31 PM

Bill that is most generous of you – A fine piece of furniture that will create a life long memory.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 11-24-2015 09:14 PM

Dang this is really nice!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#13 posted 11-24-2015 09:33 PM

Thanks everyone, I have been doing lots of cabinets as I posted last year so I can someday do our Kitchen. They won’t be like the ones I have been building necessarily, but I am really learning a lot about finishing and wood movement and the right wood contrast. I also did one out of figured cherry, great looking wood, but way too busy for a cabinet.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#14 posted 11-25-2015 12:48 AM

Very nice looking cabinet! I love the mahogany/fir combo!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 11-25-2015 01:15 AM

+1 for wood selection and a well crafted piece, I like the door especially.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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