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Shaker Wall Cupboard with a twist!

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Project by CampD posted 10-05-2017 01:53 PM 1204 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My interpretation of a Shaker Wall Cupboard and with a twist.

I’ve been working on this “Gift” (and a bit late) Jewelry Armoire for over a year with the design kickin around in my head for years. I got called back into action to do a couple kitchen rehabs this year with custom cabinets and this project keep getting put to the side.

The Armoire is based exactly off a piece I saw at Hancock Shaker Village and it evolved from there. Solid #1 Cherry with the exception of the drawers, there from some of my “rescued from the woodpile” stash that I was waiting for just the right project to use this beautiful spalted curly maple on, hand cut dovetails. I actually made the drawers first. I know I know took more work fitting, and worked from there.

3 coats of hand rubbed BLO all over.

And of course I made a proto first to work out the side door swing.

Thanks for looking,

-- Doug...





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CampD

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#1 posted 10-05-2017 02:42 PM

A shot of the back.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 10-05-2017 02:53 PM

Beautiful and great craftsmanship.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 10-05-2017 03:38 PM

It’s a beautiful cabinet and looks like an original. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-05-2017 03:41 PM

Thanks helluvawreck & socrbent

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 10-05-2017 03:49 PM

Well done Sir, a magnificent build. Shaker and cherry, two go to’s for beauty every time.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 10-05-2017 03:49 PM

Great cabinet and design.

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#7 posted 10-05-2017 04:50 PM

I think the drawers really make it stand out. The outside is simple Shaker design but when you open the door the drawers are a nice surprise. There’s quite a lot going on inside. I like it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 10-05-2017 05:02 PM

Thanks EarlS!
That was my intent to make it look like a regular Shaker Cab from the outside.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 10-05-2017 05:05 PM

Nice work Doug, lots of excellent features hidden in a modest shaker style exterior.

The wood choices you have are excellent, firewood makes the best drawers 8^)

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#10 posted 10-05-2017 05:39 PM

Those “years of design kicken” produced a great looking Armoire.

A couple of years ago at my daughter in-laws request I made a wall hung jewelry cabinet (which I will not call an Armoire, LOL). Posted in my projects. She loved it and now my daughter is requesting one for Xmas so I’m making another.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#11 posted 10-05-2017 06:02 PM

You did the Shakers proud with your design and workmanship. Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 10-05-2017 06:11 PM

Wow, nice work! I’m really impressed with all the thought that went into this. Geat craftsmanship, great design!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 10-05-2017 06:31 PM

Thanks Jerry,Kevin, Les and splint!
The drawer frame it’s self was the most work to get the layout for all the dados involved correct.

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 10-05-2017 08:06 PM

Fantastic! Kudos to you for being creative & taking it a step further. Is this for your wife? Does she (or whoever it went to) love it?

-- Pete

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#15 posted 10-05-2017 09:15 PM

Doug, this is a wonderful piece, both the design and execution. It is quite a surprise when the door(s) is(are) opened. Congrats on the DT3.

-- Art

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