China Hutch / sideboard

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Project by Smithclan posted 10-09-2011 03:27 PM 1302 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.

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

Nice JOB! Really like the contrasting colors.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#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"

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

Great job. Like the colors.

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

Great piece.

-- Anthony

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

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

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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