craftsman china cabinet

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Project by mjon posted 12-14-2010 11:25 AM 2895 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a china cabinet made from a large slab of honduran mahogany a real wide plank about 30 inches wide. all the joints are hand cut mortice and tenons, with lap and bridle joints on the doors .the joints are pind with square pegs made from recycled pianio keys a great resorce for ebony the shelfs are glass in wood frames.the design is taken from a old stickley brothers catalog from 1910 it is finished with waterlox sealer then linseedoil and bees wax” three drops of oil and three days of rubbin” then polished with a dark wax.

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 02:33 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of woodworking mjon. I really like wooden display cases and cabinets, and this one is very handsome for sure. Fiddling with all of that glass couldn’t have been very easy either. Great job.

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 03:11 PM

This is a wonderful cabinet and I like it very much. Good work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 03:46 PM

Very nice. I like your interpretation of the design. Mahogany is a great choice for a piece like this. I think back on all of the pianos that I’ve seen at the dump. Never thought about the black keys. This will be a family heirloom. Thanks for the post

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 04:50 PM

wonderful piece
you did a great job on it
one of my favorite designs

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 11:07 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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