Hanging Wall Cabinet with some Blues

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Project by dakotawood posted 10-24-2017 09:51 PM 1177 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first hanging wall cabinet – that isn’t shop furniture. I emulated a couple different plans I found from FWW. Here’s some specs:

23.5”h, 11”w, 7”d
- knotty cherry, walnut pulls, beetle kill pine for back and drawer bottoms
- federal blue milk paint with dewaxed shellac on top
- Watco Danish Oil – 3 coats
- dewaxed shellac for all interior parts
- hidden cleat in back for hanging

Plenty of firsts for me on this project, which I always like:
- first time using milk paint – I love it and plan to add color to more of my projects in the future
- first time making solid wood drawer bottoms – these drawers are small and I made the bottom thicker than it needed to be – next time I will scale it down
- first time making a bridle joint for the doors
- first time using only an oil finish – so easy to apply – we’ll see how she holds up, should be alright as this will only see light touches
- first time using a gouge to carve out the finger recess for the drawer pull – now I need to learn how to sharpen them!!

Thanks for looking!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#1 posted 10-24-2017 11:56 PM

Seriously love everything about this cabinet, inspiring.

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#2 posted 10-25-2017 12:37 AM

Looks great. Even the blue fits in good.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 10-25-2017 01:59 AM

Great looking cabinet, nice use of some cool wood, the blue works.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 10-25-2017 02:02 AM

Nice work taking some risks and venturing into new things. The exterior wood looks great. I like what you did with the vertical pull on the interior drawer. Thanks for showing the layout lines and how you did that.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 10-25-2017 02:02 AM

Really beautiful! You got all the details right. Bet if feels good to have learned all those new things. Great project. I really like the knotty cherry… Kind of inspires me. I’m so used to thinking of knotty stuff as junk, but I guess that’s just not true! I have some knotty cherry in my pile of cherry, come to think of it!

-- Pete

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#6 posted 10-25-2017 03:35 AM

Very nice looking piece sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 10-25-2017 11:50 AM

I love this. Great work!

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#8 posted 10-25-2017 12:15 PM

This wall cabinet is a beautiful piece and is so nicely done. It displays a lot of fine details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 10-28-2017 05:41 PM

You did everything right in this project. The dovetails, draws and the ever difficult inset door. Great work. Keep them coming.

-- James E McIntyre

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