A Small Scale James Krenov Cabinet

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Project by molarman posted 12-13-2007 04:08 AM 14531 views 21 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, at least that was my intention. I have always admired a Krenov cabinet, so I thought I’d pay homage to the master craftsman. The drawers are maple with bubinga fronts. The cabinet is cherry as are the drawer pulls, while the dovetailed cornerposts and stand are made from bloodwood.

-- Woodworking is not a's a joinery !!!

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#1 posted 12-13-2007 04:13 AM

Very nice work. I have always admired Krenov’s work. Keep up the good work.

-- Woodworking is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting.--S. McQueen sort of

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#2 posted 12-13-2007 04:16 AM

Your piece certainly is unique and looks like an example of fine craftsmanship. Is it build to stand on a table? It is beautiful.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#3 posted 12-13-2007 04:26 AM

It’s a very nice piece, for sure. I really like the contrast.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 12-13-2007 04:30 AM

Great looking table. I want to make a Krenov style table also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 12-13-2007 04:30 AM

Thanks for mentioning Krenov link:

I love cabinets, yours is perfect. Since your the crafter of that fine piece can I ask, is it perfect?

I’m also working on a cabnet, cant wait to share it.

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#6 posted 12-13-2007 05:32 AM

Wow, now THIS is the kind of thing I aspire to make some day. Just beautiful.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 12-13-2007 06:43 AM

Wow, fantastic piece and workmanship. Museum quality work. Congratulations

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 12-13-2007 07:09 AM

What a great piece of design and craftsmanship. Beautiful work molar.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 12-13-2007 10:55 AM

this is wonderful work. And, I appreciate that you gave credit for the inspiration.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#10 posted 12-13-2007 10:55 AM

That really is small scale! How did you cut all the joints?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 12-13-2007 11:55 AM

That grain on the drawer fronst is spectacular. Great workmanship.

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#12 posted 12-13-2007 12:38 PM

Thats a great looking piece!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#13 posted 12-13-2007 03:11 PM

Wow. Great piece, and so small!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#14 posted 12-13-2007 03:18 PM

Outstanding workmanship. That is one nice looking cabinet.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 12-13-2007 03:42 PM

Excellent work. Inspiring

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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