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Project by Sinister posted 08-26-2011 06:24 PM 1583 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This side cabinet was built for my mother. The dragonfly inlay, rain glass, hardware made from stones, and subtle curves were designed to give the cabinet an organic feel. This was the first project I’ve ever made with bubinga and now I’m hooked. The glue lines are practically invisible and it is incredibly heavy.

-- Patrick, Iowa City





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Heatmaker79

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 06:34 PM

Very nice work!

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 06:48 PM

Wow… that’s a fantastic piece! The dragonfly inlay adds a perfect touch of understated elegance.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 07:06 PM

Love the Stones, Cool Idea !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 07:55 PM

Very beautiful!!!! I love every part of this piece!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 10:25 PM

Nice cabinet, I love how the lines flow. Bubinga in very beautiful but not so easy on the tools. You should look for waterfall bubinga, otherwise know as kevazinga, basically just highly figured bubinga. Did you make the stone pulls yourself? They are awesome. Great Piece.

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#6 posted 08-27-2011 04:05 AM

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen doors that go so low, quite unusual. The recessed sides seem to suggest a table as much as a cabinet, I wonder what it would look like if the whole side curved. Probably not as nice on second thought. The rain glass will keep the contents subtle yet visible, just as the handles would not stand out from a distance or a glance. Things to discover. Nice work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 08-27-2011 06:32 AM

Original for sure.

The pulls look great and the dragonfly inlay terrific.
I have not worked with bubinga yet. but it looks great.

Great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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