Cherry China Cabinet

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Project by douglbe posted 04-19-2011 03:24 AM 1556 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you may remember the wood gloat I had a year ago and the cost to me was to build a Cherry China Cabinet for a wedding gift. Here it is. The drawer sides are made from hard maple and the inlaid Zs are walnut. All this wood came out of the same wood lot and I built a solar kiln to dry all my lumber. What a joy to take this from beginning to end. It is finished with eight coats of Wipe on Tung Oil and a coat of wax on the top of the bottom cabinet. I love working with Cherry, not only is it beautiful wood and finishes well, with this wood, I only a couple of boards that warped throughout the whole process.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 03:31 AM

wow thats such a nice project I love the inlays


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#2 posted 04-19-2011 03:53 AM

Great job all the way around. Looks great!

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

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 05:56 AM

One of the nicer projects I have seen for a while. Nice job It’s beautiful.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 06:13 AM

Beautiful cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 05:29 PM

Nice work Doug. The inlayed Z’s are a nice touch. I plan on making one of these for our family. BTW, my in-laws live just south of you in Marlette and my brother in-law lives in Kingston. Small world, eh?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 05:33 PM

This is a nice piece. Good job. I need to make something simular but smaller. Really nice work.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 11:45 PM

Not bad,doug,not bad ! (all the good adjectives were taken) I think the guy with the wood traded WAY up.

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 04:13 AM

I just have to fav this.
Can’t let wife see this.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#9 posted 04-20-2011 05:05 AM

Very nice piece, great job.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 03:10 PM

Really did a good job on that.

-- Joe

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#11 posted 04-20-2011 05:13 PM

Really nice job. This will be an heirloom which will just get more beautiful over time.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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