Bubinga Cabinet

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Project by Casper posted 1080 days ago 1724 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 1080 days ago

Really beautiful work, and beautiful wood!

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

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#2 posted 1080 days ago

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

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 1080 days ago

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 1080 days ago

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

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 1080 days ago

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 1080 days ago

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 1080 days ago

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 1080 days ago

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 1079 days ago

Handsome work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 1079 days ago

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 1075 days ago

Thank you for the comments.

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

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#13 posted 1057 days ago

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 957 days ago

Really enjoyed your work. The wood is amazing

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