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Project by James posted 01-23-2018 12:29 AM 1106 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cabinet of any kind. All in, I learned quite a few lessons. Overall, pretty happy about everything except the plywood in the doors. I faced them the wrong way and it’s upsetting.
Made out of birch and purpleheart, along with birch ply which when reversed, isn’t birch at all. Ah well.

-- James - Semper Fi





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walnutnut

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 12:52 AM

Nice build – what did you finish it with?

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 01:47 AM

Pretty, Eye catching cabinet, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Hazem

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 01:17 PM

James, the cabinet looks great brother. The door panel looks good too. Wouldn’t have known it was a mistake if you hadn’t pointed it out…and even then I still think it looks good.

The contrast of woods is really nice.

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Rick S.

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 02:41 PM

Nice Cabinet James! Well Done!

Rick

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 03:40 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 01-23-2018 03:45 PM

I agree with Hazem. I beautiful cabinet, very well done.

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Holt

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#7 posted 01-23-2018 03:51 PM

That is striking. Good job!

-- ...Specialization is for insects.

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EarlS

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#8 posted 01-23-2018 06:09 PM

Good looking cabinets, even with the reversed plywood.

I can relate, having made some cabinets for the laundry room and committed the same error. When my wife asked why the panels looked different I told her it was intentional to make more of a contrast. She bought it.

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

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gargey

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#9 posted 01-23-2018 07:57 PM

Ha that’s pretty funny. No offense, seriously. I can just picture being in the shop and the “oh shit” moment. Lol.

Similar things have happened to me.

I wouldn’t have guessed anyways.

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James

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#10 posted 01-23-2018 08:37 PM

Let’s just say I’m extremely lucky that I didn’t install the faces one in, one out. Total luck that I got both wrong at the same time.

And it’s just a few coats of wipe-on poly. My finishing skills are pretty basic. I need to figure out what to use that I can spray.

-- James - Semper Fi

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TangoFox

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#11 posted 01-23-2018 08:48 PM

Great looking cabinet!

But… I’ve got you beat on the facepalm moment.

I made some shop cabinets (also serves as miter station, planer stand, and jointer stand) with some pretty small drawers on the top side… And neglected to put the drawer slides in prior to putting 50+ screws in a 2’x8’ piece of plywood. I screamed at myself loudly enough that my wife rushed out to the garage thinking I’d had a table saw accident or something. I had just enough room to squeeze my hands in to attach the drawer slides… In hindsight, it was probably easier to just unscrew the bottom piece of plywood. But I’m stubborn like that!

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 01-24-2018 01:18 AM

Looks fine to me, can’t see any mistakes.

-- James E McIntyre

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Billfish

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#13 posted 01-24-2018 08:18 PM

sharp looking cabinet

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