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Project by CreekWoodworker posted 1642 days ago 1253 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is by far my largest project and I built it for my son. I started it in September thinking I would complete construction and finish by Thanksgiving. By Thanksgiving the bottom cabinet was mostly done (see the second photo). By Christmas it was constructed and by the end of the year the finish was on. I wanted to give the finish a couple weeks to cure before delivering it, but then the weather turned bad. I finally was able to deliver it yesterday. Ouch… five months, guess I never do this for a living. I did work on a couple small projects at the same time I was building this.

My son was very understanding saying it will be worth the wait. It’s built out of red oak, using tenon and mortise construction. The shelves are held in place with dados and I added some extra support since I wasn’t sure if the dados were deep enough to hold the weight of the DVDs plus I think it adds a decorative touch. Finished with one coat of shellac and seven coats of tung oil.

I didn’t take the time to count every DVD but estimate it to hold approximately 360 on top and another 140 in the cabinet. If you are wondering why so many DVDs, my son was a submariner. Before every deployment he would buy a bunch of movies to watch while out to sea.

Also, if you are wondering what the dowel hanging below the cabinet is for, well… my son and I were in the shop messing around with some scrap wood and we jokingly said we can use this dowel to hold movie guides. So I went ahead and put it on more as a decorative touch than movie guide holder. ... guess that’s what happens when a piece spends to much time in my shop.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction





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Indiana_Parrothead

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#1 posted 1642 days ago

Very nice I am sure that Mike really enjoys it. I know first hand that projects can take a lot longer than you expect, I am still working on Jenny’s bed (the first piece of a bed room suite) that I started about a year ago. I do have the excuse that I had 3 surgeries last year, but still.

Very nice, so what is the next project?

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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tonycr28

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#2 posted 1642 days ago

Good looking hutch. I’m sure your son will enjoy it. I’m the same way with my projects on time frames. Everytime I give a time frame I’m usually way off. Finished out really nice. Good job.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1641 days ago

I like it … nicely matched and balanced gran

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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kosta

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#4 posted 1641 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1641 days ago

Nice build, a lot of room for DVDs, but its already full.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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norwood

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#6 posted 1641 days ago

looks good its a great idea

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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MrGrinn4u

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#7 posted 1641 days ago

Hey, Mike looks great! I finally got on here and added myself and some of the boat pics! Last I saw it was just a cabinet, now if it would only get out of the teens down here I could be out in the garage again!

-- Dave, Charlotte, NC

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#8 posted 1641 days ago

Hey Isaac
Wondeful build it looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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