Little Cherry/Walnut Armoire

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Project by thewoodwhisperer posted 11-11-2007 06:14 PM 6343 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now this is the little brother to the big Cherry/Walnut Amoire. Notice the reversed color scheme and the vertical shutters. Again, customer’s design and salvaged doors. Tung oil finish. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 11-11-2007 06:44 PM

Another interesting design. I like the contrast between the cherry & walnut. The alternating tones of the cherry sapwood provide a lot of visual activity! Interesting choice to put the shutter hardware on the exterior.


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Bob #2

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#2 posted 11-11-2007 06:49 PM


Nicely executed technically but a bit busy for my personal taste.

There’s just too much happening with the wood for me.

Also why the louvers?


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 11-11-2007 07:51 PM

One of the great mysteries of the world Bob. I guess the client just likes louvers and shutters. :)

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#4 posted 11-11-2007 07:56 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship!!! I’m with Bob #2 on the design, but I sure can appreciate the skill that went into building this piece. You are good at this stuff!!!

Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 11-11-2007 09:26 PM

Pretty cool my man.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 11-12-2007 03:43 AM

Dandy, dandy, dandy. Lots of armoires

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-12-2007 04:21 AM

colors are beautiful, nice project. mike

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

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#8 posted 11-18-2007 11:13 PM

Strange that the client would want vertical shutters on one unit and horizontal on the other. I would guess it’s all about how they intend on displaying these cabinets. Maybe they’re just half a bubble off plumb too…take the money and run!

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#9 posted 02-08-2008 01:27 AM

As always, top notch. I only hope to one day have that kind of skill. Thanks for posting the pics.

-- Shawn, Washington, No really, its a work in progress.

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#10 posted 02-08-2008 01:35 AM

Nice cabinet Marc. I like the louver doors. Here in Florida, this is standard. It allows air to flow around clothes so the humidity doesn’t mildew them. Goes back to pre air-conditioning days. I haven’t seen many vertical ones though. Interesting.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#11 posted 02-16-2008 07:30 PM

Great combination of wood, cherry and walnut. I don’t see that very often, it seems like you usually see one or the other.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 02-16-2008 11:57 PM

The workmanship is obvious, and well done. I don’t think I would care to have the item in my house though, except as an example of craftsmanship.

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#13 posted 08-26-2008 03:24 AM

very nice dude…....

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