Wall hung cabinet

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Project by Don Kondra posted 01-21-2010 08:18 AM 2850 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 01-21-2010 08:48 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 08:51 AM

Beautiful cabinet Don great wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 10:44 AM

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

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 12:10 PM

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 01-21-2010 01:01 PM

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

-- Beavercut

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 02:31 PM

as always

beautiful, especially being for yourself

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

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 03:46 PM

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 01-21-2010 03:48 PM

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 01-21-2010 04:18 PM

Stunning cabinet, Don. And great photos as well.

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

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#11 posted 01-21-2010 04:39 PM

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 01-21-2010 06:19 PM

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 01-21-2010 06:23 PM

very nicely done. nice choice of lumber

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 06:27 PM

Beautiful work as usual Don !! Extremely impressive !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 07:05 PM


-- Happy woodworking!

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