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Project by jack1 posted 11-13-2011 01:41 AM 1131 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a display cabinet I started last spring before my knee and bursa started giving me trouble (finally got my mojo back) ;0) ... It’s for a good client who has inherited some of her dad’s duck decoys he carved (Bruce Burke). She may also have a handmade working, model steam engine he also built stored in it.

The dimensions are 38 1/2” tall x 15 1/2” deep x 27” wide at the top. The case is 24×24 with 3/4” sides. It’s all red oak. The top is pegged to the sides. I laminated the legs, cut a taper, routed the edges and attached them with pocket screws and glue. The door is also joined with pocket screws at the mitered corners. All the pocket holes have been plugged so they are nearly invisible.

The back is 3/16” mirror with a 1/4” ply backing. The shelf is 3/8” tempered glass while the door glass is 1/8” annealed glass.

The finish is minwax natural and minwax semi-gloss varithane.

Thanks for looking.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Eric in Florida.

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#1 posted 11-13-2011 02:00 AM

Super nice cabinet Jack!
The mirror adds a nice depth touch, and the design of the glass door lets you see the cabinet contents really nice.
Plus that is a nice choice of finish.
I use that same finish and like it a lot.
Good job !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 02:18 AM

Very nice display cabinet Jack. I think along with the red oak the mirror and glass shelves set it off. I am in the process of milling some red oak my brother gave me from a very large tree that a storm pushed over in his yard. Again, looks great Jack.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 03:02 AM

well done jack


glad you got your mojo back !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 03:08 AM

Very NICE Jack!

Just plain COOL!

She will like it!

Thank you for sharing.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 03:15 AM

Beautiful display cabinet, Jack.

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#6 posted 11-13-2011 03:50 AM

really nice…glad you are feeling better.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 11-13-2011 04:28 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-13-2011 06:16 PM

Nice looking cabinet, Jack .Hefty glass shelves too. Good work!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-13-2011 09:25 PM

Thanks guys. Now for some trays…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 11-13-2011 10:17 PM

I kept looking at the photos trying to figure out if there was a glass back on the cabinet. I guess I should have read your post first. The mirror was a great idea. I don’t think I’ve seen a mirror as a back (I don’t get out much). The cabinet looks great and I’m sure they are pleased.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 11-14-2011 01:40 AM

Very nice Jack. The mirror back is a nice touch for being able to see the rear of the objects displayed.
Extremely well done.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 11-14-2011 04:38 AM

You have a very lucky client! Excellent work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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