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Project by RedBeard posted 1585 days ago 2174 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet I made for a birthday present. The doors are book-matched pieces old-growth Douglas Fir salvaged from a mine shaft in Black Hawk, Colorado. The boards had a dark gray patina and a heavily checked surface. The stripe effect was achieved by taking a light pass with the planer, leaving just enough of the dark grooves. I have to admit it was unintentional at first, but I quickly set about repeating the process. The pull is carved from a piece of walnut, and the carcass is tiger maple. It’s about 17” tall, and hangs on the wall with a French cleat. The finish is Minwax semi-gloss wipe on Poly.

I hope you guys dig it.

-- Measure once, cut twice





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levan

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#1 posted 1585 days ago

thats so cool. neat story also

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1585 days ago

Cool story to go along with a neat project. Nicely done.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jason

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#3 posted 1585 days ago

Great job. Funny when or where you find inspiration isn’t it?

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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mmh

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#4 posted 1585 days ago

I dig it! Very cool. I love the wood grain of the doors and the carcass.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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toxicoval56

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#5 posted 1585 days ago

Very cool. I really like the natural look.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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Roper

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#6 posted 1585 days ago

very nice, good score on the doug fir from black hawk. those doors are sweet.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1585 days ago

almost looks like zebra-wood … even better … I like this very much. What part of Denver?

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

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 1585 days ago

Good job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Spoontaneous

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#9 posted 1577 days ago

Wow. That piece has a look all it’s own, almost a Harry Potter look. Good use of that wood.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 835 days ago

As said above. This is what David Savage calls a WOW piece! Meaning damn I wish I’d made that! Simple, organic, and functional! With great visual movement in the piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 835 days ago

Another thought? Should you be inspired to do it again take your mind through the entire piece? Would like to continue the promise you gave me when I looked at the doors? I guess I’m to biased by Krenov’s work? But damn dude you have a lot to offer! I’m jealous of where you are going in your wood working journey!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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