Wall hung cabinet

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Project by Don Kondra posted 1680 days ago 2331 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I finally got tired of having bits and pieces of photo gear laying around so I made some time to build a storage cabinet for myself.

Curly western maple veneered panels, cherry veneered top and bottom, “pitchy” cherry solid frames and mouldings and hand turned ebony handles.

About 11 1/4” d x 26” w x 34” h, oil and lacquer finish.

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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#1 posted 1680 days ago


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 1680 days ago

Beautiful cabinet Don great wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1680 days ago

very very nice. I love figured maple. How did you join the base to the side panels?

-- "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out alll fear." 1 John 4: 18

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#5 posted 1680 days ago

Thanks guys…

I used dowels and screws so I could assemble after finishing….

Case assembly

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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#6 posted 1680 days ago

Very nice, Don.
I too am finding that when practical, finishing before assembly is easier.

-- Beavercut

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#7 posted 1680 days ago

as always

beautiful, especially being for yourself

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 1680 days ago

Don, I always just love your work. This is marvelous. I just want to touch it.

Do I detect a very small bevel on the frame joints? It just might be my view point. Looks nice. I want to come study with you.

How do you get the edge banding to come out so flush with the veneer? I guess you just do it carefully, or do you flush cut once it is applied?

I did not know you could lacquer over oil. The end result is very nice.

I like the 35mm hinges. Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 1680 days ago

Just gorgeous Don. Beautiful build and finish. Nice photography.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 1680 days ago

Stunning cabinet, Don. And great photos as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 1680 days ago

Hey Don…very nice. Can you tell me about how you sealed the maple and how you gave your finish that colour. Again…I really like how you handled the finish.

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#12 posted 1680 days ago

Great piece.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#13 posted 1680 days ago

very nicely done. nice choice of lumber

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#14 posted 1680 days ago

Beautiful work as usual Don !! Extremely impressive !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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-- Happy woodworking!

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