Salt & Pepper Display Case

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Project by nonickswood posted 11-14-2011 03:54 AM 8039 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pictures of a salt/pepper display cabinet that
I made my wife a few years ago. It has unique opening glass doors that open
along the flora stem design. It is all Black Walnut, all half lapped face frame. The flower
was hand carved and the stem and leaves were combination hand and router work.
Where the doors meet along the stem it was cut on a band saw at 7 degree angle.
At first look you can’t tell how this cabinet opens up!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 04:16 AM

That is some piece of caring and great looking cabinet !
Tell your wife I said she is very lucky to have a husband like you .
Thanks for the post Nick.


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 04:27 AM

Very creative! Great job.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 05:36 AM

Very cool cabinet. I really like the way it opens.

I had to look when you mentioned what it was. Unfortunately it is on too small a scale for the collection that has been building in my family for way too many years. I just wish I could figure out somethin’ to do with them all. Oh well.

btw.. Welcome to LumberJocks! Great to see someone from Virginia.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 11-14-2011 06:08 AM

Nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 11-14-2011 06:38 AM

Nice concept and very well carried out.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 10:59 AM

Thats a great pice! I also collect salt and pepper shakers, love the snowmen,
Beautiful details and work!

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 03:38 PM

Very nice cabinet. The carving and the way you have incorporated it into the doors is a very creative and a fabulous idea. My wife has always wanted a display cabinet for here knick knacks. I think I have just added another project to my list!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 03:40 PM

Very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#9 posted 11-14-2011 03:41 PM

Beautiful wood, genius overlap on the carving and brilliant design.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 11-14-2011 05:25 PM

Amazing work, did not expect to see that 2nd pic open up Wow! some real craftsmanship on this, one to be proud of no doubt!

Heck of a first project to post! Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#11 posted 11-14-2011 06:52 PM

Beautiful cabinet! Nice innovation on the doors – very creative!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 11-15-2011 02:46 AM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments.
I have just recently signed up here LJ’s, and i am still trying to take in all the wonderful & talented people here.


-- Nick, Virginia,

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#13 posted 11-15-2011 05:17 AM

Firstly Welcome, You will love this place as it is full of interesting projects and ideas.

Very nice design on your wall cabinet. I love the way it opens up at the top.

-- Theresa,

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#14 posted 11-19-2011 04:30 PM

Subtle, not overwhelming, great design, and as everyone before me, nice craftsmanship!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 11-20-2011 07:59 AM

Amazing design, talented execution and a great set of shakers. It is totally awesome.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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