Asian-inspired two-piece tall cabinet

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Project by phil colleran posted 11-17-2009 03:50 AM 3268 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two piece cabinet, poplar frame with book-matched walnut solids. Bottom cabinet incorporates two drawers that open with a push (spring-loaded push latch).


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#1 posted 11-17-2009 04:06 AM

Outstanding use of bookmatched solids. no hardware to detract from those drawers and doors. Another great piece. I really like the grid pattern on the bottom shelf.

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 04:31 AM

I agree with with Brian. Excellent consideration of what the wood was telling you.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 04:44 AM

Wow, that is GORGEOUS!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 04:48 AM

wow, very nice work. What’s on the inside

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 04:51 AM

Just a few words WOW,GREAT, BEAUTIFUL.,outstanding work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 05:20 AM

Very nice work, I love the way these two colours work togther.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#7 posted 11-17-2009 05:27 AM

Beautiful work. The bookmatched panels are outstanding. Great design and build.

-- John @

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#8 posted 11-17-2009 07:53 AM

I love that you incorporated the Simian-Ping style into your design. This truly makes it an Asian inspired piece as it pays homage to those antique Chinese furniture with the four flat sides, and that is probably why you didn’t used hardware.

-- Thuan

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#9 posted 11-17-2009 08:53 AM

Blake, you stole the first word that came to mind, GORGEOUS!!! I could stare at that walnut for hours. Great work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 11-17-2009 05:22 PM

Incredible looking cabinet! The book matching looks amazing; very nice pieces of walnut. I would also like to see the insides if you have pics.

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 05:28 PM

Man, what a great looking cabinet. Nice job on the wood selection. The design is also fantastic.

-- 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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#12 posted 11-17-2009 05:31 PM

Those doors are amazing. How did you finish them?

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

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#13 posted 11-17-2009 05:34 PM

that looks great what are the dimensions?
i have been wanting to make something like that only a lot smaller like a jewelry box
but i have a problem with the proportions
thank you for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 11-17-2009 06:50 PM

real nice!

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#15 posted 11-17-2009 09:24 PM

Great book match,, love the grain

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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