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Project by Daniel Wise posted 1530 days ago 1691 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this island for my parents from a modified plan from Fine Woodworking. I basically made the legs beefier and added doors instead of drawers for the center cabinet. It’s all oak with walnut inlay and pulls. There were a lot of firsts for me on this one including the inlay and the dovetailed drawers. It was a fairly smooth build with the exception of the base that the small cabinet sets on. I originally used oak plywood (the cheap China made plywood). After I had finished flushing the 1/4” strips of oak around the edges with the hand plane and card scraper I ran my hand over the plywood and felt a lump. I tapped it with my finger and the veneer caved in. There was a void about the size of a silver dollar in the layer just under the oak veneer. I wasn’t a happy camper but the second go around turned out a little better than the first. Lesson learned I suppose. The glass in the doors is called cracked ice I believe. It’s finished with Arm r Seal. Thanks for looking.





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1530 days ago

Nice job on the cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Don

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#2 posted 1530 days ago

Very nice work!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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BarbS

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#3 posted 1530 days ago

That’s very attractive! You did a great job. I hope your folks like it. It’s a nice addition to the kitchen.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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mtkate

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#4 posted 1529 days ago

very nice.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1529 days ago

Great looking island! The inlay and cracked glass reall make it pop!

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

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1529 days ago

Good modification of design and fine results.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Alan

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#7 posted 1529 days ago

Great work, the inlay makes it a step above.

-- Alan, Prince George

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stefang

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#8 posted 1529 days ago

Very nicely done Daniel and great looking too. The door option looks right.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Karson

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#9 posted 1529 days ago

Beautiful Island. Nice design and creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1528 days ago

Nice island. Any pictures from the other side.

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

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cirvin

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#11 posted 1528 days ago

I like it very much. What issue would this happen to be from?

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Daniel Wise

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#12 posted 1528 days ago

Sorry Rex, I didn’t take any of the back…it’s actually pretty plain looking in the back. Just the back of the cabinet. I guess I should have set the drawers up to go both ways (mirrored the front) but I didn’t. I’m not much for the foresight I guess:)

Cirvin, It was actually an excerpt from a book on the Fine Woodworking sight. It’s a down-loadable pdf from the book “Home Storage Projects” by Paul Anthony.

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 1527 days ago

Great Job. Looks very good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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BTKS

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#14 posted 1494 days ago

I started back through your previous projects and this one grabbed me. This is nice! Your parents are lucky individuals. Keep up the good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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