Giant Black Wardrobe

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Project by EPJartisan posted 11-10-2009 09:38 PM 1831 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the one and only cabinet work I have done and intend to never do again until I have a staff of more than 3 people. 7ft high, 8ft wide, 2ft deep, ebonized walnut (I really disliked doing that to walnut) and honey birch interior. This project was the reason I moved to my third shop with higher ceilings. I started this one in a basement with only 8.5ft ceilings, but it fell on me as I was moving it and gave me a hernia. Yay. My biggest mistake was the European style hinges I used.. mis calculated and they only open to 85 degrees… nothing I could do.. but learn to really plan hardware into the overall design.

The client lived in a huge loft and needed a room divider for the office area. I customized front slides so the doors open both directions.. The giant object comes apart into 5 pieces, but we still had to remove the kitchen windows to get it into the 3rd floor loft space.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 10:45 PM

WOW. How much of it fell on you? Not the whole thing I hope.

You did a great job in the end.

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 11:17 PM

Thats a great wardrobe. I was working on an 8ft one that almost did the same thing.

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 11:54 PM

Looks good. Is it solid wood or ply?
What ebonizing method did you use?


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#4 posted 11-11-2009 03:41 AM

Looks very professional. I like the sliding doors.

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#5 posted 11-11-2009 04:33 AM

Really nice!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#6 posted 04-09-2010 10:08 PM

Ryan ~ It is baltic birch ply on the inside and Walnut ply on the outside with solid walnut trim on all the edges. I ebonized with aniline dye… an Ebony and a Walnut Brown to keep some warmth in the color. I found the ebonizing dye to be too cold.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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