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Project by dennis mitchell posted 2624 days ago 2987 views 8 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This an alder cabinet resting in a pine structure. The alder cabinet was carved then glazed before being painted with acrylic paints. The pine structure is reclaimed pine that shows lots of aging and cracks. The shelving a mixture of cherry and walnut. The shelving is built so it can be rearranged for a variety of displays. If you judge this walking by you will never get to the heart of this work. It needs to be opened.





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schroeder

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#1 posted 2624 days ago

Wow! That is beautiful! I like the asian influence and the floating look. Wonderful detail!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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David

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#2 posted 2624 days ago

Dennis – what an amazing piece! I like the variety of wood types and the painted carvings. Truly beautiful!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 2624 days ago

simply beautiful, save this one for the WDC. I think you are onto something, keep going. Western-Asian-Mountain-Country-Rustic all rolled into one. Very original, and it shows off your abilities to carve well.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 2624 days ago

Thats gorgeous Dennis, wow, That is beautiful wood. That looks like some of that real expensive stuff they dug up down under. No kidding it has a pattern like that. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2624 days ago

Dennis I think you’ve outdid yourself on this one, it’s your best yet. It’s downright beautiful, it’s worth mega-bucks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2624 days ago

oh yah!!!
if the “frame and “box”” don’t stop you in your tracks then the vines definitely reach out and drag you back in… wonderful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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#7 posted 2624 days ago

Wow, NICE… and you’ve created a whole new genre!

“Western-Asian-Mountain-Country-Rustic”

Grab that ball and keep running!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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TonyWard

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#8 posted 2624 days ago

Anyway you look at this box – it is great! Well done that man!

Will your next work be of the same genre?

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Don

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#9 posted 2623 days ago

Dennis, I’m absolutely gobsmacked! This is a true masterpiece of work.

At every level it works – the selection and combination of wood, the design, color and finish, the choice of joinery, the detail yet the overall impact, and the originality.

I agree with all of the remarks above and can only add that you have my complete admiration and respect for your artistic craftsmanship.

I’ll come back and look at this many times. By the way – forget about kitchens.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Obi

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#10 posted 2623 days ago

Truly a wonderful work.

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frank

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#11 posted 2623 days ago

Hi Dennis;
—-’Wood Art’ at its best….WOW!!!

I was just sitting and staring into the cabinet box, or might I say….dreaming within your dream! Looks like your on a roll also, and finding your own niche.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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oscorner

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#12 posted 2621 days ago

Ditto!! What a work of art!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Corndog

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#13 posted 2621 days ago

I just bought my first GOOD dozuki and I was thinkin’ of sushi for lunch…that work of art makes me happy.

Beautiful work!!!

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Jeff

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#14 posted 2559 days ago

This is spectacular Dennis. There is a lot going on but none of it is ‘crowded’ for lack of a better phrase. I wish I could see this in person…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Chip

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#15 posted 2559 days ago

Wow Dennis, I missed this piece when I went through your projects before. Thanks for “shuffling” this piece up Jeff. What a stunner. You sure have a wonderful style Dennis… keep it coming please.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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