Red Oak Curio Cabinet

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Project by MLK posted 12-27-2007 06:52 AM 1600 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The material used for the cabinet is Red Oak with a white wash finish and 3 coats of polyurethane. all the joints are mortise & tenant, door is 3/16 tempered glass and the shelves are 3/16 glass with polished edges, mirrors 3/16 float glass and the cabinet has lighting located on the top inside panel..

This cabinet was one of my first major woodworking projects and has survived two major moves one from our home in California to storage and from storage to our new home in Idaho. Since we got new furiture my wife has ben ever-so-jentley trying to get me to refinish it to match your new furniture, a Black antique finish.

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 12-27-2007 08:13 AM

looks good … block would look nice too

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#2 posted 12-27-2007 11:33 AM

Well I know how wives are – so my advice would be to get the new finish project over with now, since you know that you will have to do it eventually. Great looking cabinet.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-27-2007 12:52 PM

You did a fine job Mike. Good luck on the refinishing.

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 06:07 PM

Very nice. Shows a job well done after the moves and it sounds like it will also get a second life if the wife has her way. Nice work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 06:29 PM

Looks great! I agree with Bill (cajunpen) that you better re-finish it and get it over with.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-29-2007 09:22 PM

Mike, if Moma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-30-2007 01:15 AM

Rule #1. Mama is always right.
Rule # 2. read rule # 1.

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

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#8 posted 12-31-2007 12:13 AM

Nice job! I’ve always been scared to death about making the leaning cabinet of curio. You did a nice job!

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

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#9 posted 12-31-2007 12:24 AM

Very handsome! That would look good in anybody’s house.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 01-02-2008 04:11 PM

Very nice! Read Karson’s Rule’s and earn some brownie points with the boss. LOL

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