Oak and Walnut Cabinet

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Project by Mcnervy posted 05-11-2010 04:25 AM 2053 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Non-shop cabinet
It is all glue construction with exception of pocket screws holding face frame together
The curve is based on greene and greene pieces I have seen
I was planning to put in square plugs of walnut but Once together It looked to good to risk a mistake while cutting a square hole
I made the pulls out of bloodwood
The body of the cabinet is Red oak ply from the borg
The face frame is solid oak and so are the doors
Maybe next time I will raise the panel but this time i just kept it flat
I almost put it together with oak ply door panels
but thank god I took a saturday trip to willard brothers (a fantastic local lumber distributer, they carry almost everything)
The master cabinet maker that works thier suggested that I go with walnut
I looked in the 3/4 section of thier walnut and found this great piece with curl less then 25$
it looks so much better then the ply panels I had in thier originally
I will have to find a use for them
Finish is just 5 coats of wiping poly with 320 sand betweem
I may rub out the finish it is only 2 days cured right now
The wife says its good enough to go inside, The ultimate compliment

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 04:27 AM

Nice work I really like the contrasting woods

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 04:48 AM

looks good are you going to build more to go with it?

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 05:33 AM

Great looking cabinet and I really like the color combo and the style of the panels!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 07:55 AM

I love the color combo. i would like to have a kitchen full of those cabinets…even my wife agrees (that doesn’t happen often…lol).

nice build!

-- Making piles of incorrect measurement at a time!

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 09:08 AM

Nice Cabinet! Good decision on the wood choices!


-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 09:40 AM

Gorgeous. And your first one. Can’t beat that joinery. I love the contrasting woods. Very nice.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 10:58 AM

Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-11-2010 05:42 PM

Great job.

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#9 posted 05-11-2010 07:49 PM

Beautiful set of cabinets.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 05-13-2010 04:00 PM

I do feel the pressure to make more
It was just meant to be a suplemental cabinet for the dining area of our kitchen
It does out class the primary cabinets in the kitchen
But to make 16 more with drawers and corner cabinets
I think I wait a while before taking on a full kitchen
Thanks so much for the compliments

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#11 posted 09-09-2010 09:27 AM

Beautiful wood and work! Would gluing the pieces together cause any problems with movement due to humidity?

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