China Hutch / sideboard

  • Advertise with us
Project by Smithclan posted 10-09-2011 03:27 PM 1112 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while since I posted any projects, and I have a few to do. This is a cabinet, hutch, sideboard, whatever one would call it, that I made two months ago for my bride. All panels of carcass are 3/4” oak plywood, face frame is poplar as well as the doors. It came out nice, but i really did not like working with the plywood. I believe it was the correct choice for the application, as the china in it is very heavy. My first time with oak and first time with plywood. Top coated the top with varnish. That seam to take forever, as in weeks, to get hard. But I am in Florida, humidity is very high.

5 comments so far

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

551 posts in 2518 days

#1 posted 10-09-2011 03:32 PM

Nice JOB! Really like the contrasting colors.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View CharlieM1958's profile


16143 posts in 3305 days

#2 posted 10-09-2011 03:45 PM

Beautiful piece!

It’s an unusual color combination, but it totally works here. IMO, if you want something black, oak ply is the best choice. The grain really stands out.

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

View ed220's profile


624 posts in 2480 days

#3 posted 10-09-2011 03:49 PM

Great job. Like the colors.

View woodzy's profile


416 posts in 1766 days

#4 posted 10-09-2011 03:58 PM

Great piece.

-- Anthony

View Routerisstillmyname's profile


719 posts in 2596 days

#5 posted 10-09-2011 11:21 PM

Good work. Did you use primer on ply before paint?

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics