cherry display cabinet

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Project by maharg posted 1709 days ago 1868 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a piece i made during the Fine Furniture course. It is made from cherry veneered plywood for the box and hand made crown molding from solid cherry. The glazed doors are also from solid cherry, with mortice and tennon joints. To achieve the look of an aged piece, i washed the wood with washing soda and water. After drying, i washed it again, this time with vinegar and water, to level out the PH level. After a light sanding, i coated it with gloss polyureathane. Then after allowing the finish to harden, i rubbed it down to lower the sheen. I started with 600 wet/dry and water, then white 3m pad, then pumice and oil, and finally with an automotive rubbing compound. The surface is silky smooth and with the gloss, you get the clarity of the “clear” finish. If i had used satin polyureathane, it tends to muddle some of the grain, because there is baby powder added to the finish to minimize the light bouncing back.

-- Steve, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 1709 days ago

Great display case

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1709 days ago

That is a really nice job.
The only critique I can make is that the knobs appear to be high for a wall mounted cabinet. I would expect them to be near the bottom of the doors.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 1709 days ago

Nice clean looking wall cabinets. Great job.

-- Bruce

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#4 posted 1709 days ago

Nice case good work.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1709 days ago

Steve, this is a good looking cabinet. I like the looks of this style of furniture and what is not to like about your wood choice. Cherry is my favorite wood with which to work.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 1709 days ago

Maharg; Very nicely made display cabinet! The dimensions appear well proportioned and the cherry is very appealing.
It looks more like fine furniture than simply a case. Thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 1709 days ago

The finishing process sounds very interesting.

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