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Project by Reepss posted 09-13-2010 07:06 PM 6508 views 42 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this chest/cabinet for my wife as an anniversary present. This was based off of a picture of a James Krenov cabinet that he built in the late 80’s. The upper cabinet and lower sides are made from Sapele. All of the upper section is made from the same board to maintain color and gran consistency. The front and back are book matched as well as the sides. The lower section was cut from 1 board allowing the gran to run continuously around the piece. The inner drawers are made from zebrawood, and all of the pulls are made from lacewood. The legs and remaining pieces are made from hard maple.





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Michael J

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 07:24 PM

Wow. Very nice work. I really like the way woods you chose and the consistent grain pattern.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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Triumph1

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 07:34 PM

That is stunning. The flow of the piece is amazing on its own but the consistent grain pattern adds even more. Beautiful job on this…I am sure the wife will be very pleased!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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mafe

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 07:48 PM

Wauuu, really impressive craftmanship – your wife must be really happy.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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SPalm

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 07:57 PM

Ok, that’s stunning. What a piece of work. Lots of stuff going on with this piece.
I love it.

Welcome to LJs,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 08:05 PM

That’s a beauty!

I love the attention you paid and the thought you put into the layout of the grain, as well as the bookmatching. Certainly a detail that raises this piece up a notch.

Excellent work. I’ll be anxious to see what else you’ll be posting!

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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dub560

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 08:26 PM

wonderful piece

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 09-13-2010 08:32 PM

Really stunning in execution, and design. I like your work as I like krenovs designs also.Please take care of your self and keep up the great work.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 09-13-2010 08:41 PM

WOW, wowwowowowowowoww!!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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bubbared

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#9 posted 09-13-2010 09:04 PM

Astonishing, A true work of Art but I would start thinking now of what your going to do for your next Anniversary because its going to be tuff to top this beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing

-- Joe, Florida

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Div

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#10 posted 09-13-2010 09:29 PM

Exquisite craftmanship and stunning choice of timbers. The Sapele looks rather dark in the photo. Did you stain it?
Welcome to LJ’s from my side.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Reepss

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#11 posted 09-13-2010 09:32 PM

The entire project is finished only with 4 coats of pure Tung oil. Thank you to all for the kind words.

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MickeyGee

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#12 posted 09-13-2010 10:37 PM

Wow – this cabinet blew me away – a real piece of art.

Great wood choices – the attention to detail really paid off.

I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- -- Mike

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GabrielX

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#13 posted 09-13-2010 11:56 PM

I agree with MickeyGee. Great piece with a lot of contrast.

-- GX

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RonPeters

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#14 posted 09-14-2010 12:57 AM

Reeps, you might make the acquaintance of http://lumberjocks.com/SST as he is also a Krenov fan!

If ‘sexy’ could be used to describe Krenov, I would say that piece is it!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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AustininKC

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#15 posted 09-14-2010 01:01 AM

Very nicely done, that attention to detail really stands out.

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