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Cherry CD Cabinet Twins

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Project by Kenns posted 1158 days ago 1304 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These CD cabinets were made to “match” an existing entertainment center. The material is cherry and the handles on the drawers are mahogany. These cabinets are a bit unusual in that all four sides are raised panels and finished so that any one of them could be the prominent side in the room.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1158 days ago

Soooo

nice

a great

looking pair of

cabinets

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1157 days ago

Beautiful work!

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

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Michael J

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#3 posted 1157 days ago

Wow. Excellent craftsmanship! How did you finish them?

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1157 days ago

Very nice pair.
What finish did you use on them ?
thanks

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Kenns

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#5 posted 1157 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments. The finishing process took nearly as much time as the construction. I will admit that the finish really made the piece. People just can’t keep from rubbing them. I did not use any stain on the pieces. I used several sanding steps and finished at about 240 grit. I know that was a bit extreme, but….. I then put two coats of sanding sealer on. I sanded with 240 and 320 between coats. I then put three coats of satin polyurethane, again sanding between coats. Finally, I put a couple of coats of wax using some 0000 steel wool. That final step seemed to have done the trick. The surfaces turned out silky smooth.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1157 days ago

Thanks …they do look silky smooth : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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craigtshop

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#7 posted 835 days ago

Thanks for the comments on my project.
Your Cherry CD Twin Cabinets are very handsome. The hand work to finish each was well worth the effort.

-- Craig T.,Lafayette, Louisiana

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TCrossan

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#8 posted 318 days ago

Awesome work! I like the 4 sided solution to room placement.

-- Jn. 14:6

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