Bow front cabinet

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Project by Zipsss posted 02-25-2018 04:22 PM 1133 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a redo of one of my favorite projects. Inspired on a FW plan. The carcass is made of walnut, and the veneer for the doors and drawer fronts is Sycamore from my front yard tree. Finish with several coats of shellack and beeswax

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 04:34 PM

Wow, That is very nice! GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-25-2018 04:37 PM

Beautiful! Did you use knife hinges?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 02-25-2018 05:12 PM

Nice! How did you make the doors?

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#4 posted 02-25-2018 06:35 PM

I do believe that with some wooden pulls that James would have loved it. I find the brass very complementary.
Same dimmensions as your Walnut one?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 06:52 PM

Outstanding work-love the veneer,

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 02-25-2018 07:32 PM

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#7 posted 02-25-2018 07:48 PM

Beautiful piece, wood selection works really well.

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

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#8 posted 02-25-2018 08:09 PM

Very nice. Sycomore makes such great veneer. Even better when it is home grown.
Lots of nice details and a great overall appearance.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 02-25-2018 08:19 PM

You did and outstanding job on this beautiful bow front cabinet.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 02-25-2018 11:33 PM

Great work. A construction blog would have been nice. Bow fronts (of any kind)  are not an easy feat. Kudos!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.

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#11 posted 02-26-2018 12:02 AM

beautiful cabinet

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 02-26-2018 01:02 AM

Nice job with the knife hinges! Those are total buggers to put on!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#13 posted 02-26-2018 01:21 AM

This is gorgeous!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 02-26-2018 07:16 PM

Beautiful work. Nicely done.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6

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#15 posted 02-26-2018 09:44 PM

Hazem. The doors are laminated 1/8 ply, 5 pieces and the veneer and glue down over a mold.
For the knife hinges I made a pattern that put all of them at the same distance.
Thanks for all the comments.

-- Zipsss

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