Rock Collection Cabinet

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Project by Patrick Oughton posted 11-04-2009 02:37 AM 7073 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small drawer cabinet I made for my nephews rock/crystal collection. 300mm high, 325mm wide and 195 deep.Case is Honduras Mahogany, Drawers are quartersawn Ash, handles are home made kwila dowel. Each drawer has a different layout of dividers and they are some maple leftovers from a previous project. My sister asked for this at the start of the year – and true to form I finished it with 2 days to spare after 8 months of my real job getting in the way. First time working with mahogany – wow, so nice to work with.
I wish I had more time for woodworking.The Last photo is my nephew filling it on his birthday.

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#1 posted 11-04-2009 02:41 AM

Wonderful cabinet great details,finish and build looks super.

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#2 posted 11-04-2009 03:01 AM


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

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#3 posted 11-04-2009 04:18 AM

Very nice Patrick. I particularly like the handles.

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#4 posted 11-04-2009 04:43 AM

Forgive me, but … it’s truly a gem!

Nice job!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 11-04-2009 01:33 PM

Beautiful Patrick. Wish I still had a rock collection. The drawer fronts are Rock Maple right? Ah Beener now see what you’ve started?

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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#6 posted 11-04-2009 02:47 PM

Great looking cabinet, very smooth.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 11-04-2009 03:46 PM

great looking cabinet,good job

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#8 posted 11-04-2009 04:22 PM

I had a rock collection when I was a kid. I wish I had something like this to put them in. I had a white plastic bucket.

Great cabinet.

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

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#9 posted 11-04-2009 04:38 PM

Nice cabinet….well thought out design. I need to do something like this for my son…......he’s always bringing in rocks and are strewn all over his room.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Patrick Oughton

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#10 posted 11-04-2009 09:29 PM

Thanks for the comments –
Berg – the drawer fronts are actually quartersawn figured ash.

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#11 posted 11-05-2009 12:46 AM

Nice case. I really like the handles and the way you mounted the drawers.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 11-05-2009 12:49 AM

What a wonderful detailed cabinet love it …....

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 11-05-2009 04:35 AM

Patrick, wish you had more time for woodworking. Your work is fantastic. I really like your design and combination of woods. Very nice.

-- John @

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#14 posted 11-05-2009 05:13 PM

Added to my faves…very nice! ROCK ON DUDE!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#15 posted 02-18-2010 11:55 AM

like the drawer fronts, nice contrast!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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