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Corner Cabinet c. early 19th century - Flame Birch

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Early 19th Century inspired corner cabinet made from flame Birch. The interior is painted with milk paint and the hinges are hand wrought from Horton Brasses.





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Hazem

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#1 posted 03-27-2018 12:25 PM

Wow. Looks great.

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atogrf1

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#2 posted 03-27-2018 12:43 PM

Thanks Hazem!!!!

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 03-27-2018 12:51 PM

From the wood figure to the design, that’s stunning all the way around. What’s the finish on the birch?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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atogrf1

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#4 posted 03-27-2018 12:55 PM

Thanks Bill!!!!
The finish is a multi-step process: 2 coats of J.E. Moser’s “Golden Amber Maple” dye and 1 coat of boiled linseed oil to bring out the “flames”, then a coat of shellac for a seal coat, then a few coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (sanded between coats), and topped off with a coat of Renaissance Wax.

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#5 posted 03-27-2018 01:39 PM

WOW thats awesome, I really need to get me some of that flame birch, so kwel

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 03-27-2018 01:55 PM

quite a stunning piece. My hat is off to you! the wood of course is wonderful, but even if you had used something not quite so spectacular, the design, the skills shown here, would have made it a wonderful piece.

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#7 posted 03-27-2018 02:22 PM

Thanks mcoyfrog!!!!

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#8 posted 03-27-2018 02:22 PM

Thank you michelletwo. I appreciate it!!!!

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#9 posted 03-27-2018 02:36 PM

Great craftsmanship. The flame birch is stunning; so perfect one might think it faux paint at first glance. You’ve got to love Mother Nature. Kudos!

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atogrf1

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#10 posted 03-27-2018 02:38 PM

Thanks Ron!!!! I worked hard at trying to perfect the “grain pop”.
P.S. Love your quote…So very true!!!!

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#11 posted 03-27-2018 03:42 PM

impressive, well done sir!. that looks just like the cabinet Charles Neil does.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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atogrf1

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#12 posted 03-27-2018 03:54 PM

Thanks ScottKaye!!!! I appreciate it.
I haven’t seen it. I’ll have to do a search and check it out.

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#13 posted 03-27-2018 05:12 PM

The figure in the wood makes the cabinet pop. Construction and finish are first class too. Great Job. Thanks for sharing.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#14 posted 03-27-2018 05:12 PM

Thank YOU Joe!!!! I appreciate it.

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#15 posted 03-27-2018 05:16 PM

This is a beautiful corner cabinet and it looks like an original. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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