Curio Cabinet

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Project by samiam posted 01-18-2011 11:59 PM 1505 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an early project of mine. All Quarter sawn white oak. Cool basket weave glass on the side panes made a cool touch. All mortice are actuall pinned with ebony. Made for my wife who never thought she would have enough stuff to fill it. Now you couldn’t get anything else in it if you tried.

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 12:01 AM

Actually my tenons are pinned. Pinning mortices would be kind of pointless

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 12:20 AM

After buildin somethin that nice, pinnin mortices should be a breaze.
Great Job

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 12:50 AM

Great job! What did you use for the finish? I hope to use QSO for my next project, but don’t want the rays and the flecks to be put to waste with a bad finish.

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

Beautiful unit. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 03:48 AM

Your wife must have been delighted! That’s a fine looking curio. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 05:20 AM

I used Rockler gel mission stain and General top coat wiped on. I actually wouldn’t recommend this finish. IMHO I think it actually muted some of the rays and flecks. Unfortunately since I used it on this cabinet I also had to use it on my kitchen table and chairs but oh well. Fine woodworking magazine has several mission finish options that I am going to experiment with before I try another QSWO project.

To everyone thank you for your comments. They are very much appreciated.

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