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Project by rshep55 posted 01-31-2010 07:24 PM 1821 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished this CD cabinet. I started it over two years ago, closer to three actually, when I built the case out of cabinet grade Maple plywood. It sat in a corner of my shop until my wife asked if I was ever going to do anything with it. Little by little I chipped away at it and intended to blog my progress on “Lumberjocks”. Well, the blog never happened but here is the finished cabinet.
I love using contrasting woods like Cherry and Maple and book-matching interesting wood grains. I find both give me a relaxed and comforting feeling, especially when that first deep soak of tung oil mix hits the wood.
This cabinet stands 73 inches tall, 9 inches deep and 18 inches wide. It is constructed with heart and sap wood Cherry. The panels are book-matched spalted Maple and it is finished with 6 coats of a tung oil blend with 2000 grit wet sanding between coats.
It holds 275 CD cases.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts





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#1 posted 01-31-2010 07:27 PM

Hey Ron
This case looks wonderful a great choice of woods and design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 07:38 PM

I love the way cherry and maple look together well done

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

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 07:41 PM

Very nice cabinet. Great wood choices. BTW, what is a CD case? ;)

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 08:10 PM

Gorgeous!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 09:01 PM

Nice work… people still have CDs? ;-)

-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 11:07 PM

Man, that is beautiful. I love the wood grain. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 04:53 AM

Very nice CD Cabinet. love the wood choices.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 08:49 AM

Very beautifull cabinet.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 05:37 PM

Thanks for all the nice complements.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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