Liquor Cabinet

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Project by rons posted 05-30-2010 12:48 AM 4607 views 26 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, This is a liquor cabinet that my son made. He is 24 years old and is working really hard
building furniture , cabinets, built ins, so he can earn a living doing something he loves to do. The cabinet is
made of rock maple with spalted maple doors. The dovetails are hand cut. The slab table is cuban mahogany
with the corner mitered. The legs are african mahogany. There was alot of hours spent on this piece, because all the wood for this project was planed by hand. The inside of the cabinet was finished with shellac and the rest with a danish oil. He is not a member of lj’s so I hope you don’t mind me posting this. Thanks Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 01:02 AM

Very well done it has the something special wonderful work

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 01:19 AM

Sweetness, great work. What a great combo of woods and style.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri,

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 01:59 AM


-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 02:44 AM

hes a real artist. that is the nicest spalted maple i have seen

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 03:03 AM

that is one of the nicest cabinets I have seen in so long.

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 03:55 AM

Absolutely Beautiful. Your son has a great career in front of him, with craftsmanship like that he will be well sought after.

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 04:39 AM

Stunning work. Hope that he is able to realize his dream.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 04:49 AM

I like and don’t like how the doors are missing the middle stiles. I often make them narrower in the middle. But it still looks good.

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 05:04 AM

That is some of the nicest Spalted Maple that I’ve ever seen and he made good use of it. I love how you can see the spalt in the dovetails as well : ) Is the cabinet and table meant to be together or are they two seperate projects ? What did he use for the door handles ?

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 05:37 AM

Fantastic cabinet, maybe your son should get his self on here already!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 05:45 AM

Thank you everyone for the comments and feedback. I appreciate that. ....Dusty, yes the 2 peices are meant to go together. The pulls are made of ebony.

-- Ron, Michigan

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 05:48 AM

Thank you …I guess the talent runs in your family : )

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 07:32 AM

That…is awesome!

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#14 posted 05-30-2010 07:51 AM

Really really nic e project. Your son is very talented.
Added to my favorites, and thats not an easy task… :)


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#15 posted 05-30-2010 12:41 PM

The book matched spalting alone is brilliant.
Thanks for posting.
Get him along.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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