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Project by sufficientwood posted 10-31-2011 03:53 AM 1594 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Obviously I build this from scratch. It was the very first project I started since I was a kid, and it took forever. It was one of those things where I spent more time scratching my head and less time actually doing anything productive. I don’t see any elements of genius and having built the thing I know what dark secrets linger in the joinery. I got halfway done about three times and tore it down to almost nothing so I could restart. It is mostly pine, with walnut doors. I wanted to burn this monstrosity, but I was talked into keeping it. This project gave me a wealth of knowledge about how wood NEEDS to be joined rather than how it CAN be joined. I think it is definitely unique and has a strange character about it. I am trying to learn to be less critical of my work, so maybe this cabinet isn’t as bad as I think it is. What the heck, it’s a completed project that is useful in the kitchen so maybe it will spark somebody’s creativity. The top is a butcher block style with all thread bored through front to back. I used store bought molding and feet. The bevel on the doors and drawers matches the bevel on the feet. The shelves are birch plywood. The top two drawers pull out, but the bottom two are hinged (poorly) so the long rolls of aluminum foil can fit in there. Every morning when I walk into the kitchen for coffee this thing makes me giggle. I’m waiting to see if the whole thing explodes this winter when it gets below freezing outside, I failed to account for wood movement…

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 07:15 PM

That’s what this site is all about. Adventures in woodworking.

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 07:24 PM

I don’t think anyone can be less of a critic of themselves – so don’t bother trying :)

this is definitely a unique piece with the contrasting wood species as it’s main theme. nice work on the dimensions and proportions.

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