Fir Cabinet

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Project by jeremy posted 02-09-2010 10:24 PM 1525 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 02-09-2010 10:25 PM

This came out great Jeremy.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 11:47 PM

That came out really nice. Good Job!

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 01:08 AM

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


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#4 posted 02-10-2010 07:09 AM

well done

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

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 03:55 PM

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

-- -- Skee from MN

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 02:22 AM

Nice looking cabinet.

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