dragonfly cabinet

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Project by mockmickey posted 07-30-2007 10:59 AM 3525 views 6 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made by mockmickey …..A large cabinet made not only for art collection but can be used

As well. ,i.e. does not contain as many artistic breakable parts but still has great art effect.

OUTSIDE:……..lining front frame consists of 110 year old Australian red cedar. Doors and cabinet body made from camphor laurel. Carving dragonflies 12mm deep hand painted.

All hinge knobs and handles are made from tee tree (now protected species). Finals top and bottom are tee tree with a smaller black gidgee final.


TOP SECTION………contains 2 drawers …..90mm(3.5 inches) deep 230mm(9 inches ) in length and 25mm (1 inch high)………….contains a total of 5 shelves…..2 large and 3 smaller. This inside top section is made from tee tree. Drawers and shelves are lined with Australian kangaroo hide.

MIDDLE SECTION:……..contains a total of 13 drawers. Various measurements.

1 arched shelf. This middle section made from tee tree with white cedar being used for all inside carving….Tasmanian Blackwood middle heart. The inside of doors are hand painted dragonflies same color as front. both doors contains a gold border.. all drawers lined with Australian kangaroo hide. Shellac finish on inside. Hand painted artwork

BOTTOM SECTION:…….. contains 4 drawers. 70mm (3 inches) deep 5 130mm(5 inches ) length and 35mm (1.5 inches height) tee tree main inside timber used. All drawers are lined with kangaroo hide. Both top and bottom section doors have been inlayed using Australian red cedar end grain.

DIMENSIONS………… height of cabinet……1730mm (66 inches)

Width of cabinet……840mm (33 inches)

Depth of cabinet……195mm (8 inches)

TIMBERS USED………..Camphor laurel, Australian red cedar 110 year old, tee tree, conkerberry, blackheart sassafrass, Tasmanian Blackwood, black gidgee, white cedar, jarrah.

All drawers are made from tee tree fronts , blackheart sassafrass body and Australian red cedar bases

Screwed with solid brass screws, lined with Australian red kangaroo hide,.

-- mockmcikey

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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 07-30-2007 12:02 PM

Another WOW! This one is just as impressive as the last one. Again where did you get your idea from? Thanks for sharing!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 07-30-2007 12:16 PM

That is ART… get it back inside where it belongs. Simply put….incredible!!!


-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry.

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#3 posted 07-30-2007 12:19 PM

Great work, yet another compliment / indication of Australian Craftsmanship! Well done.


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#4 posted 07-30-2007 01:12 PM

Awesome!!! ‘nuff said…

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#5 posted 07-30-2007 01:47 PM

Outstanding!... i can only imagine what your kitchen looks like!

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

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#6 posted 07-30-2007 03:04 PM

Wow! That is a beautiful piece. And, what an assortment of gorgeous, exotic woods!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 07-30-2007 03:06 PM


-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 07-30-2007 03:11 PM

That is beautiful. A lot of intricate work.

-- 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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#9 posted 07-30-2007 03:49 PM

A really BIG Wow!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 07-30-2007 03:57 PM

Incredible! And you leave it outside?!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#11 posted 07-30-2007 04:22 PM

jaw still sitting on the floor.. eyes still round with amazement.

Simply astounding!!!! AWE-SOME

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 07-30-2007 07:40 PM

Will need jaw replacement surgery. OMG that is something else entirely. The hinge detail is especially exciting to me (although everything about it is beyond the pall). Can you share more about their construction?

Tony and Don must be in compatriot heaven. You Aussies have certainly raised the bar. Thank you for sharing this beautiful object d’art

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 07-30-2007 08:28 PM

no pix of the jaw thing, Douglas!!! lol

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#14 posted 07-30-2007 08:31 PM

<Promises no pathophysiological studies.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 07-30-2007 10:24 PM

how many dragonflys are there ? how long did this project take to complete ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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