Yin Yang cabinet

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Project by Puupaja posted 01-21-2010 12:08 PM 4495 views 20 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had piece of heat treated ash in my shop many year saving it for some special project.. when I saw this contest I had vision of cabinet and here it is. Yin yang symbol is flame birch dark side is heat treated, surrouding ring is heat treated oak. Symbol is varnished and waxed for shining other parts of cabinet is oiled and waxed matt to have this contrast of good and bad. Also cabinet frame and doors are made from heat treated birch which is contrast for really nice figured ash. There will be glass shelves inside but I donĀ“t have them yet, hope you like..


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#1 posted 01-21-2010 12:23 PM

how wonderful!
beautiful wood and I love how you used the grain …. beautiful

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 01:09 PM

Looks awesome!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 01:13 PM

Very nice. Can you describe the process of “heat treated” wood? I’m not familiar with that.

-- DullChiselDoug,

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 01:20 PM

Oh wow. You have done a beautiful job with this.


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#5 posted 01-21-2010 01:25 PM

Thanks for comments and here is something about process


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#6 posted 01-21-2010 02:09 PM

Great work, it’s beautiful.

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 02:27 PM

Holy Shimmering Light Batman…nice work…Blkcherry

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 03:06 PM

Very impressive! Beautifully designed and executed. I really like the Yin Yang symbol and how you use the holes as door pulls. The whole cabinet is eye catching and the choice of wood is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 03:09 PM

My, that is a nice piece. It is just beautiful.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 01-21-2010 03:10 PM

It’s really stuning. I like it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 01-21-2010 03:34 PM


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

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#12 posted 01-21-2010 03:55 PM

Love the wood grain. The back is as beautiful as the front.

-- Kate,

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#13 posted 01-21-2010 04:10 PM

Man, That is sweet!!! Very nice craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 04:14 PM

A great contest entry. Very beautiful work!

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

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

Absolutely LOVE it! Great work :)

-- John

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