Bubinga Cabinet

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Project by Casper posted 08-12-2011 03:47 PM 2452 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is for storage of some media equipment and DVD’s. I was fortunate to have thick enough material to bookmatch the door and side panels, so the door panels mirror one another as do the sides. I also ran across wide enough material to sequentially cut and match all the sides of the cabinet. The top rail being the first cut, the top door rail the next and along down the line. The material was also long enough to maintain the grain continuity across the piece. The top is one piece as well with breadboard ends and ebony inlays. The layout/planning for all this took me some time but I am very happy with the result. All of the panels are plain sawn bubinga. The top, the rails and the door frames are quarter sawn bubinga and finally the legs are figured quatersawn bubinga. The handles are wenge. and the interior shelves are hard maple with a wenge band on the front. The photos are not the best…

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 03:48 PM

Really beautiful work, and beautiful wood!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 04:10 PM

A beautiful piece! You have done an excellent job showcasing the wood.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 05:00 PM

I agree. The hard work of matching the grain was a nice touch that sets this piece on fire! The grain is STUNNING and the overall design is top notch. Well done!!

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 05:15 PM

Any info on the finish used? This is beautiful and very well designed.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 05:55 PM

Wow, why would you watch the telly. That is an awesome cabinet. Nice use of the wood. Figured bubinga is one of my favorite woods, of course I have only used it for one bowl. But I like that bowl.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 03:11 AM

Drop dead Gorgeous! I made a spectacles case out of Bubinga, and it has some figure, but not like this! Yum!

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#8 posted 08-13-2011 09:10 AM

Absolutely stunning part of the woodworking craft is choosing the right timber preparing it in sucha way to display it at it’s best, you’ve certainly nailed it on this one (pardon the pun) Brilliant job!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 08-13-2011 11:39 AM

Very nice on this I really love bubinga…. I haven’t worked with it yet but look fwd to doing so.

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

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 03:17 PM

Handsome work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 08-13-2011 04:32 PM

A truly stunning piece …I would love to see it in person !
On top of the wood being so nice , your finish really brought it to life : )

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

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#12 posted 08-17-2011 04:38 PM

Thank you for the comments.

McLeanVA – Just a wiping varnish (Arm R Seal).. Nothing fancy.

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#13 posted 09-05-2011 05:19 AM

Excellent choice of wood and workmanship.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 02:06 PM

Really enjoyed your work. The wood is amazing

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