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Project by jcsterling posted 07-10-2011 02:38 PM 4158 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

cherry cabinet with slidng doors, walnut butterflies,and spalted maple panels. gread sliding door hardware from Rockler makes for smooth running doors ( http://www.rocklerpro.com/product.cfm?page=2280&filter=88155&pn=88155) .

p.s. yes I am aware that the layout of butterflies on the top is not spaced very well…mistakes happen. :)

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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GuyK

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#1 posted 07-10-2011 02:42 PM

Nice work John, wouldn’t have noticed the butterflies unless you pointed it out. The whole piece looks good to me, love the wood selection. What did you use for a finish?

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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AaronK

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 02:47 PM

nice design – i think the uneven spacing of the butterflies looks really good actually.

i’d love to see some more pics – are there shelves inside? what are the approximate dimensions? also, what kind of joinery did you use?

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 02:54 PM

a wonderful piece of furniture. the spacing of the butterflies looks good..not everything has to be so symetrical. Lovely wood choices..nice design. did you turn the vase?? It looks interesting too.

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EternalDesign

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 03:20 PM

So nice John, really like the off center divider in the doors. Are the spalted panels solid? Also that is quite the cantilever on the base. Beautiful as always.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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jcsterling

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 03:24 PM

thank you everyone..finish is multiple coats of wiping varnish,there are adjustable shelves inside, measures 16 deep x 20 tall x 40 long (all these are just off the top of my head.dont have the piece anymore to measure), joinery is loose tenon for the case and traditional mortise and tenon for the doors, and finally the pottery is by my friend Mike Yoder http://www.thevillagepottery.com/mike-yoder.php.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 03:25 PM

Beautiful, great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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jcsterling

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 03:56 PM

yes Brian the panels are solid resawn spalted maple. thank you Jack and Brian for your nice comments.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 04:23 PM

Well done, I love the wood and its color & grain. The butterflys are a nice touch as well. Great work.

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

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CJay

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 05:30 PM

I love it, really warm and beautiful.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 03:01 AM

Looks great. I’ve been wondering for a while… how do you get such perfect butterflies with pointy corners? A router template would get close, but with the outer corners rounded. So I’m assuming you hand-chiseled or carefully sawed some or all of it, which is impressive (my chisel lines never go straight, or somehow chip out). Any tips for a butterfly newbie?

-- Allen, Colorado

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jcsterling

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 05:11 AM

bobasaurus: a very sharp marking knife angled inward and a sharp chisel taking small bites.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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Blake

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#12 posted 07-12-2011 05:36 PM

WOW, I absolutely LOVE this. This is my new favorite piece on LJ… coolest thing I’ve seen in a while here. Love everything about it. The design is excellent and all the details are eye candy. Thanks for the inspiration kick.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Konquest

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#13 posted 07-13-2011 07:49 AM

Two of my favorite woods. Killer work. That top is too pretty to put anything on top of!

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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Konquest

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#14 posted 07-13-2011 07:53 AM

After perusing your other projects, I am not only jealous of the access you have to such incredible specimen lumber, but also wowed by your design skills that let all that figured wood be the “star”...

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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Bertha

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#15 posted 07-13-2011 10:17 AM

I, too, like the staggered spacing. In fact, I love everything about the piece. Only the craftsmanship tops the materials selection.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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