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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 10-05-2009 05:07 PM 2427 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a entertainment armoire that I made a few years back. It is all solid cherry with macasser ebony inlays. It took me a bout a year to complete this. I had trouble finding the right panels for the doors and finding the 4”x6” piece of cherry that I needed for the top cove.

The only tools that I had at the time was a Craftsman contractors saw, router and assorted had tools. The cove was cut on the table saw on a diagonal and then scraped and hand sanded. The corners of the cove were done with rasps and files using a cardboard template. All pf the drawers are dovetailed and the “box” that holds the TV was dovetailed on the corners and I used sliding dovetails for the shelf and divders.

The finish is 8 coats of Danish Oil wet sanded, starting with 320 and working up to 1000 grit. The final finish is Briwax.

There were severial challanges on this, from the cove to the fully recessed doot hardware. This is probably the largest piece that I have completed.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 05:33 PM

Wow! That’s a fantastic piece. That’s some of the prettiest cherry I’ve ever seen, and your finishing technique really brought out the best in it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 05:50 PM

Very nice! I love the look of cherry when it is finished properly.

Great job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 06:06 PM

Nicely done. I had the same tools when I started. Keep up the good work!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 06:17 PM

Great looking piece.
You now have the same problem I had with mine. The new larger flat TVs won’t fit in cabinet. Fortunately it is easy to find other uses for such a nice cabinet and you get to build a new one.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-05-2009 06:20 PM

Yes the TV just fit. Find a flat screen to fit is not going to be easy. But this TV is HDTV and HiDef so it might last for awhile.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 08:58 PM

A beautiful armoire, love the woods and very well done. Welcome to LJ and looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-05-2009 09:11 PM

Well done!....goes to show it is the talents of the builder…and not just the tools that make a piece turn out…..gotta love cherry for a great wood to work with…

Welcome to LJ’s…I am assuming that you must be a Jimmy Buffett fan from the knickname….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 10-05-2009 09:16 PM

Looks beautiful great job.

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#9 posted 10-05-2009 09:24 PM

Yes, I am a Jimmy Buffett fan…
FIns Up

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#10 posted 10-05-2009 10:23 PM

Very well done & welcome aboard.

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 10-05-2009 10:31 PM

Great work—-Welcome to Lumberjocks


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Ed Elizondo

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#12 posted 10-06-2009 01:53 AM

This is one fine project. The cherry really looks great. The trim is well done and fits the armoir. Good Job. Welcome aboard. Ed.E.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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#13 posted 10-06-2009 02:13 AM

Beautiful cabinet, my son is a parrot head he had me build him 20 frames to display his albums I built them out of nice oak but he wanted them painted bright colors like the Islands. You will enjoy this site I have only been here a few days and I cant stay away

-- Florida Panhandler

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#14 posted 10-06-2009 03:03 AM

Beautiful work with some beautiful wood. I especially like the way you did the cove with the radius. Very nice.

-- John @

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#15 posted 10-06-2009 03:07 AM

Beautiful, after seeing the pictures with the doors closed I would never of gused that you would fit everything that you did in it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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