Small Curio Cabinet

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Project by jack1 posted 1323 days ago 1364 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a small hang on the wall curio cabinet. I had bought this incredibly straight grained piece of Douglas Fir and thought I’d do something besides a box for a change. The wood itself is quarter sawn and a rich gold. The board was so straight that i only ripped to width and cross cut the lengths. I also only ripped the pieces when I laminated the crown and pedestal to glue on the piece, the wood was that straight and matched. The back is rabbeted with a 1/4” maple ply inset to stop future racking. It is attached with brass screws only so if someone wants, they can remove it for a different effect. The shelves are pegged with poplar for contrast. The overall dimensions are 19 3/4” x 14 1/2” x 5” with the crown and pedestal 2” longer and 1” wider to make the overhangs on the front and sides.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 1323 days ago

this is beautiful jack
and such a striking board

well done

good to see
you are back in the shop again

keep it up

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

Jack, this one is so crisp and clean. Very nice job and I agree the wood looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

Very nice cabinet, Jack!

Thank you for posting it… I like those pegs for the shelf…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

Seriously nice Jack! I like the router insets. That wood is appealing. It kind of looks like Long Leaf Pine to me.

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#5 posted 1322 days ago

Classy piece. That is some striking wood. Later, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 1320 days ago

thanks guys it may end up holding “holy” oils in a church. I’ll have to add a locking glass door though. I’d like that.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 1320 days ago

nice looking cabinet

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#8 posted 1318 days ago

looks great but what are the clamps doing? flattening the wood???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 1317 days ago

Sort of. Like I said, I didn’t really mill the wood so if there was a slight bow when I laminated I held it flatter and opposite with the extra little clamps while it was drying. Sometimes you gotta do this even with “perfectly” flat pieces that up and decide to do the boogaloo on you… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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