Fir Cabinet

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Project by jeremy posted 1665 days ago 1376 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend’s mom built her log cabin years ago out of fir. She had the leftover logs milled into boards for trim and flooring. She had a small pile of these rough sawn boards laying in her barn for many years and just recently asked me to make a cabinet out of the remaining stock.
Everything is fir except for the back (oak plywood) and the knobs (birch). Nothing too fancy in the construction; mostly just dados, grooves and pocket screws. Raised panel, inset doors. The finish is a satin poly (3 coats).
I enjoy the look of quartersawn fir, however, it can be a little tricky to work with because it splits very easily. If you plan a project with fir be very careful while running a hand along a board, you may pick up a very nasty sliver.

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY

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#1 posted 1665 days ago

This came out great Jeremy.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1665 days ago

That came out really nice. Good Job!

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#3 posted 1664 days ago

I didn´t know fir cuold look that great
thank´s for sharing


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#4 posted 1664 days ago

well done

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

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#5 posted 1664 days ago

Absolutely love the grain selection for the raised panels. Really shows them off! Excellent planning.

-- -- Skee from MN

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#6 posted 1663 days ago

Nice looking cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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