Veneered Buffet Cabinet

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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-01-2008 11:05 PM 1848 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one had lots of color and curves. The three drawers on the right bowed out, the two doors in the middle bowed in and then the little curved bottom cabinet on the left end. There was a number of different veneers used birds eye maple, burl walnut to name a few. Don’t remember all of them its been to long ago that this was done. All the bright colors reds and blues and others was dye stains.

These are scanned pictures so the quality isn’t very good, sorry!

Thanks for looking.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 02-01-2008 11:12 PM

Unique design there Les. Great project. You have handled those curves very well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 02-01-2008 11:51 PM

Les, once again, very impressive work. Man, you really need to write some How-To blog entries on some of this stuff. I’d really like to see how you handle getting a curved door to fit right, taking springback and such into account.

-- Being nice gets you stuff!

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Les Hastings

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#3 posted 02-01-2008 11:59 PM

Thanks Peter, I plan on doing some blogs as soon as I gat a chance to. I have a number of things I’d like to share everyone.

Thanks Grumpy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 02-02-2008 12:12 AM

very unique!!! Impressive

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 02-02-2008 12:27 AM


This is a very interesting and unique piece. I couldn’t imagine how to handle fitting the curved drawers and doors. I am looking forward to seeing that post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 02-02-2008 04:44 AM

That’s a very slick looking cabinet, I really like it, good job.

-- I can build us one.

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#7 posted 02-02-2008 11:29 AM

Very nice. Looks like a lot of work went into this guy.

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#8 posted 02-02-2008 12:42 PM

Wow! That cabinet has more curves than my wife! Nice one Les!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 02-02-2008 01:55 PM


It’s official. I have to hate you now. No offense intended…I just have to hate anyone with that much talent ;). That piece, while not my personal style, is incredibly done. It’s obviously NOT a project for the beginner or the weak of heart! Nice job!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#10 posted 10-28-2008 11:13 PM

I like your job very much. Would you answer a couple of questions? I mean them honestly. They have to do with some important doubts I have to deal with every time I try a new design. In this case, did you design the volume and the external aspect? Do you try some kind of balance between the different elements: basic form or volume, colours, grains? I mean, do you think it as a whole? What do you think about counting each element separately and as a part of the whole? I often have to manage with the doubt if I have included too many elements or not. Thank you for your time.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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