cherry and maple cabinet

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Project by jcsterling posted 10-28-2011 03:15 PM 2085 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

sequence pieces of flitch sawn cherry . resawn maple panels. finish is wiping varnish. second piece is opposite orientation material from same tree. resawn and bookmatched spalted maple panel on single door.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 03:24 PM

Now that……….is beautiful

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 03:31 PM

love this design. im not sure which i like more, this or the one you did a few months back.

i was wondering about the joinery on these, particularly for the little legs. the legs on the shelf are made to look like through tenons, but they probably arent for structural reasons – what are they then? what about the legs under the cabinet? are they little peg legs or sort of sleds supporting the whole width of the cabinet?

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 03:47 PM

Sweet! Love the dovetail keys and the incorporation of the natural characteristics of the wood.

-- Ray

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 04:04 PM

aaronk the legs are tenoned into the horizontals. sleds under cabinet.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 04:53 PM

I think I like this the best of today’s posts!

The scale and wood tones just seem to flow really nice.

Good one!

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 05:56 PM

Amazing work, I really like everything about this other than its not in my house :>) Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 06:38 PM

All of this work you are doing is top notch.
I like the balance, and off balance approach.
The middle shelf is centered horizontally, but not half of the distance in length, those type of subtle details.
Well done, many blessings and success for you I hope,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 10-28-2011 10:02 PM

Thank you for all the comments. much appreciated.

mark, what you don’t see in the photo is that the cabinets themselves sometimes must be intentionally built out of square (deeper at the back on one side to allow the front of the cabinet to not have too much overhang on one side). middle shelf is not centered it is slightly elevated so your eye doesn’t make it appear too low when standing before the piece.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#9 posted 10-30-2011 01:46 AM

Wow, beautiful pieces of craftsmanship.

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