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Project by pmayer posted 10-29-2016 12:23 PM 1453 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small wall cabinet is inspired by the work of the late, great James Krenov; one of my all time favorites. It’s made of solid cherry, curly maple, and a bit of walnut. I thought about using plywood for the back and drawer bottoms, but didn’t want to cause Mr. Krenov to stir so I went with solid wood all the way. This was a fun and challenging project for me.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com





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abie

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#1 posted 10-29-2016 02:58 PM

Jim would pe proud to see this reproduction
TNX for sharing

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#2 posted 10-29-2016 03:37 PM

Nice! That curly maple looks great.

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#3 posted 10-29-2016 03:46 PM

I agree with Steve that curly maple is stunning.

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#4 posted 10-29-2016 04:18 PM

It’s a beautiful cabinet. Well done!

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#5 posted 10-29-2016 04:40 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 10-29-2016 04:55 PM

Very nicely done, great wood.

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#7 posted 10-29-2016 06:35 PM

Another fine piece of work Paul. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 10-29-2016 09:07 PM

great job i think mr krenov would approve.

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#9 posted 10-30-2016 01:50 AM

Cool! Love the walnut knobs. I feel like it’s a silly question, but did you just glue them to the face of the door? Or did you use dowel? Or glue them into a mortise? I recently made a project that had a similar feature – a small wooden piece that needed to be attached to a face of a larger piece. I ended up simply going the piece since it was mostly side grain and not end grain. But I wonder if most folks would have done it differently.

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#10 posted 10-30-2016 02:24 AM

Nice work. You’ve done the old man proud.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#11 posted 10-30-2016 04:04 AM

Thanks everyone for all the nice words. Really means a lot.

Jeremy, I grappled with how to attach the door pulls. What I ended up doing was inserting a brass rod into each one and using CA glue to attach them. They seem solid enough, but we’ll see.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#12 posted 10-30-2016 08:01 AM

Lovely cabinet. Great to see that Krenov´s ideas lives on

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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