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Project by gashley posted 1226 days ago 2583 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is the result of having some really nice veneer laying around the shop and needing to build a cabinet for a very specific space in our house. It’s built in the style of a dining room buffet/server, but sits in our living room – the dimensions and style just worked really well for the space.

It’s made from solid Bubinga with Curly Maple Veneers. The drawers and top have Madrone burl veneer diamond shapes inset into them. The top’s diamond is actually a quad bookmatch framed with the curly maple and trimmed with cocobolo for an accent.

The bubinga boards all have really exceptional color and grain, but the 8/4 board used for the top had some wonderful figure to it (you can kind of see it in last picture).

The hardware was actually one of the harder decisions on the entire cabinet (which was kind of a freeform design and building exercise for me – I kind of made it up as I went along). But the wife came through and helped me find this at the local Restoration Hardware. It’s actually my favorite thing about the cabinet!

-- Gary in OP





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lanwater

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#1 posted 1226 days ago

very neat!

The combination is grewat.
The insert and the curve on the legs are a nice touch.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 1226 days ago

Very nice, I hope to achieve this level someday!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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MShort

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#3 posted 1226 days ago

WOW !!! Absolutely gorgeous.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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cwdance1

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#4 posted 1226 days ago

I give it a double WOW. What a beautiful piece of furniture.
I could only hope to do work like that some day.
Thanks for sharing.

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Tag84

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#5 posted 1226 days ago

Amazing cabinet! I like the style and finish alot.

-- -Thomas -

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mpinjp

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#6 posted 1226 days ago

Really gorgeous! I love the bookmatched diamond on the top – sweet.

-- Myanna, Boston http://www.myanna.com

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Will Stokes

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#7 posted 1226 days ago

Wow, this is gorgeous. :-)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1226 days ago

Nice looking cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1226 days ago

Wow wonderful work Gary

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1226 days ago

a piece you can be proud of :-)
I like your handles on the drawers

thank´s for sharing it with us

take care
Dennis

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DraftsmanRick

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#11 posted 1226 days ago

Absolutely beautiful Gary! You can deliver it on Sat if you want to, i’ll be home all day.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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Oldwest

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#12 posted 1226 days ago

Great cabinet, I love the design and choice of woods.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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ladiesman217

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#13 posted 1226 days ago

I like the clean and crisp look of the contrast in the bubinga and maple; the curve on the outside of the legs is great. the legs really stick out; kinda like the Morris twins.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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Moron

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#14 posted 1226 days ago

Justice to a fine piece of timber

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#15 posted 1225 days ago

You certainly didn’t butcher those pieces of wood! Wow! I suppose it was just something you whipped up out of scraps over a couple of weekends? Excellent design and execution. Kudos.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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