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Client couldn’t find anything close anywhere, so we started with the space and built out to include his flat screen TV, which is not large, and his audio gear (including turntable) in the far right bay. The drawers hold CDs precisely. The doors to the TV area are on Accuride hardware. Finish is oil/varnish under wax.

Material is red oak, selected for vertical grain. Panels are quartersawn 1/4” ply.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"





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sras

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 05:49 PM

Beautiful cabinet! More special when designed for a specific purpose. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 06:38 PM

A very nice piece Lee, both design and workmanship. I love the color of the finish and the subtle grain. I have never seen red oak look this good before.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MGoBlue7

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 07:06 PM

I didn’t believe it was red oak either! Fantastic, like it a lot! Really like the hardware too.

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 07:38 PM

Very, very nice! I agree on the oak grains.

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Mork

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 05:02 AM

Incredible. My next project will be a mission style dresser, if it turns out half as nice as this I’ll be thrilled!

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 09:16 PM

Just came across this one Lee, it is a great looking cabinet. I like the asymmetry with drawers on one side. That quartersawn plywood is tough to come by.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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John's Woodshop

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 04:53 PM

Lee,

That is a beautiful cabinet. What are the dimensions?

Thanks!
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 06:24 PM

I appreciate the compliment, John.

Overall width is 76 inches, height is 36 3/4, depth 23 3/8.

Nearly every time I see the client he mentions how much he enjoys the cabinet. It was a very rewarding commission.

Kindly,

Lee
(born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin)

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Terry Ferguson

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 12:38 AM

A very handsome piece and I love the stain color you achieved on nicely selected straight grain red oak.
Well done.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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