Mini Bar and Guitar Amp Cabinet

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Project by Lucas Mood posted 04-13-2016 02:24 AM 1127 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago a friend of mine sent me a text that said “Can you make me a cabinet like this?” I said sure and then moved on to finishing some other stuff. I finally got around to doing it. This is the result. The top and drawers are made from salvaged fir from old logging booms and have some shipworm clam damage that I think is kind of neat. The rest is almost all cedar. He liked the look of cuts taken from near the heartwood for the splashes of deeper red.
Of note, the light in the drawer side comes on when you open the door, which is fun. This is also my first time putting together a sliding, pocketed tambour style door. I suggest using something a bit harder than cedar.
The final picture is the one that came with the text. That’s about all the guidance I had to work with.

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 10:55 AM

That is really nice. Fantastic work, and I love the wood selection.

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 04-13-2016 01:24 PM

beautiful piece

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#3 posted 04-13-2016 03:30 PM

pretty cool and a real nice build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-13-2016 04:05 PM

Cool little cabinet. I’m guessing your friend is Happy!, I would be.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 04-13-2016 07:38 PM

I love it. Complete with lighting innovation!!

Nice work!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-13-2016 08:31 PM

Lucas, you really did a nice job on this cabinet.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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