Blue Oak raised Panel & Red Oak practice cabinet

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Project by Ken90712 posted 01-18-2011 01:35 AM 3125 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, as a few of my Buddies on here know, I had a set back with my router making the door panels.

Well I finally got this project done. It’s 3’ high x 4’ wide x 6” deep. I needed a shallow cabinet so my V Drum sander could sit on the counter. This cabinet was practice for me, using some new tools I had bought. I used Summerfelds T&G matched router bit set for the Case & the matched Rasied Panel router bit kit for the doors. So far I’m very impressed with Summerfelds kits.

I had never attempted to make raised panel doors before is why I practiced with a shop cabinet before making two cabinets for a blank Kitchen Wall for Blondie. I bought this wood from Rob at Tule Peak Lumber, man I love it. Rob was correct though stating, “how hard this wood was.” It came from the Mount Palomar fires a cpl years ago and is a cpl hundred yrs old.

I used Gunstock stain on the Red Oak and 7 coats of wipe on poly. No stain used on the door panels.

Hope you like it,

Thx for looking, All comments welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 01:41 AM

Certainly looks great installed…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 01:51 AM

Looks great! Those blue oak panels really catch your eye. Maybe one of these days I’ll make it down to meet Rob.

-- Matt -

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 01:54 AM

Wow that is way to nice for the shop. Wonderful job, beautiful wood.

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 02:19 AM

Really adds class to the workshop!

Nice job, Ken.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 02:36 AM

as I said in the blog beautyfull wood
and installed in the doors….....well realy eyecatching
deffently not shopfurniture but if you make the rest of the shop look
like this …...........what will the rent bee then …....LOL

thank´s for sharing Ken


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#6 posted 01-18-2011 02:40 AM

OK practice is over, its time to go to work..LOL

the cabinet looks great

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

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 02:45 AM

Nice looking cabinets.

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 03:08 AM

Great looking cabinets. I have really been thinking of getting a raised panel router kit. Thanks for posting.

-- Frank, NE Florida

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#9 posted 01-18-2011 03:21 AM

Thats a heck of a shop cabinet! Great work.

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 03:29 AM

Pretty sweet for “practice”

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#11 posted 01-18-2011 04:09 AM

Beautiful doors & cabinet!

You did good… I think you passed the test!

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

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#12 posted 01-18-2011 12:16 PM

Ooh! that’s some nice wood.How did you manage to talk the wife into letting you keep it in the shop?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 01-18-2011 12:58 PM

That looks sharp! I need a cabinet like that in my shop to catch everyone’s attention when they come in to my shop. Then they wouldn’t notice the mess. You did a great job.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 02:31 PM

Ken, this is a gorgeous addition to your shop. And I am sure it will be the first thing anyone notices when they come into your shop. Now that you are an expert in raising panels it is time to build the kitchen cabinets that your wife wants.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 01-18-2011 03:23 PM

Beautiful wood, nice cabinet that will give you a great deal of satisfaction and service. Thanks for the info regarding the Summerfeld products.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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