Cherry Office Cabinets

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Project by Jeff Roberts posted 10-29-2010 04:56 AM 1703 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry office based on a design from an old issue of American Woodworker. Door & wall panels are tongue & groove construction with ½ plywood panels. The short upper cabinets have flip-up doors.

The desk top was constructed in sections with ¼” edge banding on all connected edges. My local lumber supplier had a one-time purchase of cherry veneered (very nice) particle board which was only $40 per sheet! I built the thickness up to 1 ¼” and milled the front edge from 8/4 stock. In the rear there are removable covers over a wire well deep enough to house power strips and cables. The material used made a great hard surface top.

Finish on the lower cabinets is Danish oil so I could easily repair any bumps & nicks. The desk top has a wash coat of shellac and 5 sprayed coats of water based polyurethane. The uppers were all sprayed before assembly with shellac and poly.

The lumber was milled from a wind damaged cherry in my parent’s backyard. I started this project in the spring of 08 and finished the lower cabinets, panels, and countertop that fall. After not working on this project for a year I finally finished the design and completed last July.

-- Jeff, Dayton, OH

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 05:02 AM

Wow! that looks like a project that took some time. It turned out beautiful. I really like the design and the finish…Great job. I bet the doors are nice and solid too, using the 1/2 inch stuff.

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 05:06 AM

Nice looking office cabinets.

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 02:02 PM

Good looking office. Very nicely done. Thanks foe posting.

God Bless

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 05:13 AM


We really like what you did with the cords. What a clever idea. The cabinets look great.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 05:49 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 06:04 AM

Wow really nice ,I like that Cherry.

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