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Project by patron posted 12-06-2009 07:40 PM 1897 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a corner cab i made some years ago ,
to fill out the space we had ,
at a furniture show in phoenix .

i was working by day doing a street project ,
and at night for about 3 hours would work on this .

everyone had regular cabs or hutches ,
i wanted to make some thing for a corner use .

the quickie part is that it is made entirely as cabinet doors ,
rail and style , with slat panels with cut outs .
( a way i save wood and time ,the panel parts and the r/s are 2 1/2” .
for the panel , i resaw 3/4” in to two pieces , and sand to 1/4”
as they are easy to mill and fit ) .
the corner back is alder ply , as are the shelves and the top and bottom .
the counter top is 8/4 alder as well , in a starburst quadrant .
the door deal is very simple to do ,
and where they come together i just mitered them and biscuits .

it took 4 nights to do ,
1 night my friend sanded , and i sprayed lacquer on it .
the crown is piecemeal ( as in one of my other posts ),
and is painted turquoise as is the lines in the panels .

it now sits in my living room .

the 4th picture is the original one i made for a friend ,
it gave me the idea for the corner one .

thank you for looking .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 07:50 PM

Nice. Very homey and beautiful. Way to go David.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 07:53 PM

Very nice. As usual you make it sound so easy.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 08:13 PM

is it indeed beautiful
you had me wondering about the “quickie” part though!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 08:21 PM

If that what you turn out as a quickie, then I’m speechless. It’s a beautiful piece and I really like the corner design. Corners are too often neglected.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 08:22 PM

debbie 12 hours total !
i sprayed lacquer as pieces came online ,
so it was almost finished when i put it together .

prairiefire – not sure about the master part , it seems the more i do ,
the more mistakes i make , even if they are old ones i forgot about !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 09:54 PM

Wow only 12 hrs ? David you cease to amaze me! you are a true master no matter how many mistakes you make {:o)...

Great stuff as always!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 09:55 PM

Super design David.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 12-06-2009 10:12 PM

Just beautiful, David.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 12-06-2009 10:14 PM

i like it when you say just a quickie mate that would take me forever alot more than 12 hours thats forsure

but saaying that mate it looks great and will stand the test of time


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

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#10 posted 12-06-2009 10:15 PM

Great looking piece David. I could probably whip one of those out in 3 years if I had your plans. I like the bird theme. Like all of your stuff this is original and worth keeping. Thanks for showing it to us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-06-2009 10:17 PM

Nice work!

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#12 posted 12-06-2009 11:46 PM

very beautiful David

-- Smitty!!!

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#13 posted 12-06-2009 11:48 PM

again another piece of art
thanks for sharing this i like it a lot

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 12-07-2009 12:13 AM

Very nice piece of furniture for a wasted space. Love the color and I can see so much of “you” in the design. A really nice piece to have in your portfolio.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#15 posted 12-07-2009 12:32 AM

12 hours?! Holy Smokes!! You must have had some really good plans, right? :)
Beautiful Job, David! It does have You written all over it…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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