Walnut display cabinet

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This is a display cabinet I made based loosely on a gun cabinet plan I found on the internet. The guitar, incidentally, is a Gibson L-5 from the 1940s. It belonged to my uncle. There was quite a bit of sapwood in the side panels, which I color matched using liquid RIT dye. Finished with BLO & poly mix, rubbed vigorously with wax. The back is padded with a velvet, and the case is lit with LEDs.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2377 days ago

This is a very nice cabinet. Walnut is such a gorgeous wood with which to work. You have done a good job here.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#2 posted 2377 days ago

Looks like a very nice cabinet. Cool guitar.

I would love to see shots from a few different angles.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 2377 days ago

I agree, more pics of the cabinet with lights on and opened up, and post the plans for it, and your suppliers names, and, and, and, can’t get enough. Nice job Jim.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 2377 days ago

Both the guitar and the cabinet are great. Very nice job! Post more pics of it if you can…

-- --Chuck

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#5 posted 2377 days ago

nice cabinet. good work. i knew when i saw the iron city decal that you had to be from Pa.

-- jerryw-wva.

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2377 days ago

truely beautiful piece !

welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2377 days ago

A fittingly beautiful display for a beautiful guitar!

I really like the idea of using a gun cabinet style piece to display the guitar and memorabilia. It’s a perfect fit!

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

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Greg Salata

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#8 posted 2377 days ago

That is cool.

Great job.

You gotta love walnut!

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#9 posted 2377 days ago

Nice custom cabinet for a sweet guitar. Great work Jim.

I’ve ready many times that people have finished projects with “BLO.” Can someone tell me what that is? I assume it’s an acronym, but I can’t figure out for what.

-- Dublin, OH

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#10 posted 2377 days ago

Nice job on the cabinet and Corey – the BLO is Boiled Linseed Oil – a popular finish that works well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 2377 days ago

I like the display cabinet, and I really like the guitar. Good work.

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#12 posted 2376 days ago

Yes both are beautiful.

I love anything that has to do with guitars.

My wife has to plug her ears every time I play but I still try!

Again great job on the cabinet.

-- Kirk H. --

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Jim Brown

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#13 posted 2376 days ago

Yes, I’m much better at owning guitars than at playing them. Thanks for all the kind words!

Yep, jerryw, I grew up north of Pittsburgh, though I’m now over in Yuengling country, more or less.

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#14 posted 2331 days ago

I really like your case oh… and the guitar. I was obsessed with the idea of storing my instruments in an environment that would show them off and protect them. It took three years of trial and error and development and I now have a business based on that obsession. f you are interested take a look at this product line and give me your thoughts on the ‘built quality’. I’m working on a couple of other guitar related furniture ideas now.

-- jivemiguel,

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#15 posted 2328 days ago

This is a beautiful cabinet. Nice job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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