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Project by jeth posted 08-19-2010 06:37 AM 1691 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just joined up here in order to post a reply on the forum and thought I should at least have something on my profile:) This is a kitchen cupboard that I made for some friends here in Chiapas, southern Mexico. Yes, it’s way over the top for a larder, but these guys were going to buy a flatpack throw-away unit from a chain retailer here, asked me for an alternative, then saw pics of a table I had made with a geometric inlaid panel. They loved it and asked me if I could do something like that for their piece.
The inlay is a trick I came up with when faced with having no work and lots of odd offcuts of plywood lying around. I laminated boards of pine and ply, ripped strips and cut them into triangles to form the geometric patterns.
Everything else is pine from a local lumberyard, finished with linseed oil.

Knowing my friends would not be able to pay the difference for all the extra decorative work I charged basically the same as i for a plain cabinet, wanting to do something a bit more interesting and to get different ideas in my portfolio in the hope I might find some richer customers in the future. I recieved about $200us for this..

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#1 posted 08-19-2010 06:59 AM

Very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 07:00 AM

Wow, this is a really nice pattern on the doors, the customer must really love your work as you went above and beyond the normal scope! Thanks for posting and welcome to Lumberjocks.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 10:30 AM

They will love this it is a great looking Cabinet. Very detailed! Nice Job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 10:55 AM

Hey welcome to Lj’s, I think you will fit in quite nicely with this little gem.

-- Theresa,

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 12:34 PM

Good inlay work. Nice craftsmanship to get all the panels even

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#6 posted 08-19-2010 04:28 PM

It’s beautifully done.

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#7 posted 08-20-2010 12:52 AM

Great job,nice work

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#8 posted 08-20-2010 03:53 AM


Welcome to LJs. That’s a very creative idea for a pantry cabinet. We’re sure your friends are delighted with the augmentation at no extra charge.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 08-20-2010 03:01 PM

That is a wonderful design and execution. Job well done.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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