3 drawer cabinet

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Project by TCrossan posted 02-10-2018 06:40 PM 287 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to design and build this 3 drawer bowfront cabinet by a friend to fit into a small niche in her foyer. Only the front is visible hence the cheating on the back legs!! It is mostly 1/4 sawn sapele. Casework is dovetailed together and all dovetails are hand cut. Curved parts are a challenge for me. The doors were carved out of a piece of 6/4 Sapele and hand planed into a 1/2 the curve for each door.
Toner blended the color variance. A LOT of hours!

-- Jn. 14:6

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#1 posted 02-10-2018 07:03 PM

Awesome work-be proud

The sapele looks great

Hardware for pulls or wood also?

Very nice piece

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#2 posted 02-10-2018 08:54 PM

Thanks Mike! It took way too long to build but I had never built anything with a bowed front nor cabriole leg’s before this. Pretty pleased with the way it came out and the lady was pleased with it. Her entire home is finished in Sapele so she needed just one more piece!!! Glad you like it too!

-- Jn. 14:6

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 01:40 AM

That’s a beautiful cabinet—the sapele looks great, and the cabriole legs are fantastic!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 02-11-2018 02:05 AM

The customer/friend has picked out black pulls to go w the hinges. Will be a while before they show up. I’ll update photos after those are installed.

Thanks for the compliment Dean!

-- Jn. 14:6

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#5 posted 02-11-2018 04:12 PM

This piece is a real beauty and shows fine 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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