Shaker Cupboard

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Project by HaxNaybr posted 02-21-2011 08:43 AM 2049 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cupboard I was commissioned to build by a customer who did the actual design. I took some liberties on the details such as the cove moulding (made on the table saw) and hardware. Ideally I would have stained this piece but the customer wanted it painted to match a large cabinet in their living room. It’s not the color scheme I would have picked but it ended up looking pretty good in its home. The photo makes it look a lot more “halloween-ish” than it really is.

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#1 posted 02-21-2011 09:28 AM

Lovely cupboard! I want one, too! :)

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#2 posted 02-21-2011 03:37 PM

Nice build,
I have this type of cupboard on my list.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 02-21-2011 03:51 PM

Very nice. I agree i would have finished it diffrently as well, but the customer is always right. great Work.

-- Anthony

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 04:26 PM

Very well done.
Many of us probably wouldn’t have finished it this way. But the end result is, the customer is happy.
Give the people what they want.

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#5 posted 02-21-2011 04:53 PM

Nice looking project. I have been in the same boat on finishes. But their paying right? I have a question on the top rail, why did you choose to put the pocket hole joints on the outside and not the inside? Even when I plug thme I always try to hide them. Just curious is all.

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 07:30 PM

Thank you! That’s a really good question. I think I was having an “out-of-brain” day when I did that. It was my every intention to put the pocket holes inside. I had plenty of room and it would have saved me about 3 hours of torment trying to hide the darned things. But it came out ok. You have to look really close to be able to see where they are. Plus the cove moulding hides most of my little screw-up.

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 07:38 PM

Thank you all for your comments :)
@CampD…The beauty of Shaker-style furniture is that it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be and it still looks terrific. The focus was more on the quality of craftsmanship and it’s ability to withstand the test of time than it was ornamentation. I think that Shaker-style is probably my favorite style to work in.

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#8 posted 02-23-2011 12:02 PM

LOL… We have all had those days. This past weekend I could not make a middle Stile for a double raised panel door to save my life. 4 attempts and was still too looose. Closed up the shop and took blondie to dinner. Sun morning went back out to the shop and nailed it on first try. Go figure. Great job on this.

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