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Project by dhg posted 861 days ago 3608 views 13 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After many months (weekends mostly) I’ve finally finished this round cabinet for a customer.
I have to thank Les Hastings for his help and expertise in curved cabinets. His blog series
here on LJ on curved doors made making the cabinet doors and drawers a lot easier as well as
answering questions that I had for him.

The entire cabinet is made out of white oak. The panels in the doors and drawer front is white
oak veneer over bending plywood. The curved rails and drawer fronts were made by bending strips
over forms using Weldwood plastic resin glue. The styles were formed using Les’s routing jigs
to make the the inside concave and outside convex to match the radius of the doors.

The cabinet is 32” tall, 36” wide and 16”deep.

This was by far the hardest piece I have built. I almost had to make a jig or fixture for any
cut that had to be made as nothing is square as we generally know it.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 861 days ago

Oh!!! WOW!!! That is so beatutiful. How can you even part with such an elegent work of art liike that! I would not want to sell that if I could even come to making something that nice!
Absolutly Beautiful !!! Good Job!!!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Rembo

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#2 posted 861 days ago

good job

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childress

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#3 posted 861 days ago

Awesome!

-- Childress Woodworks

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Josh Sollows

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#4 posted 861 days ago

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!. Anyone would be lucky to have that!

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#5 posted 861 days ago

That is great, actually it is awesome. Thanks for posting.

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 861 days ago

A great cabinet, very fine craftsmanship. In additon tothe overall look and curved doored I like the slide out shevles. Whatis it going to be used for! Thanks for sharing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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dhg

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#7 posted 860 days ago

The cabinet is going at the end of a hallway between 2 bedroom doorways where it tee’s to put her house phone on it and also for some linens in it.

I should have mentioned in the write up that the front doors and drawer will have small pulls on them when she finds something she likes, and the side wing doors have magnetic push latches instead of pulls, making them kind of secret doors.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 860 days ago

That’s fantastic! I can’t even imagine making something like that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 860 days ago

Now that is some craftsmanship! Amazing work and congrats to you!!!!! A real beauty!

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

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#10 posted 860 days ago

Rich, that is a beautiful cabinet. Great design and execution on all aspects. It is so functional with all the storage.
Hey, I love the smell of sawdust with my coffee in the morning , too.
It must be a Michigan thing!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Northwest29

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#11 posted 860 days ago

That is an absolutely great looking cabinet and well-crafted too. Curved cabinetry has always intrigued me, but I’ve never had the courage to try it. However, I do love to admire the craftsmanship of those who do finish such challenging work. Well done and thank you for letting us see your work.

Would you, or Les mind sharing the link to doing the curved doors? TNX in advance -

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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CartersWhittling

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#12 posted 860 days ago

Beautiful, could you link to the blog that you mentioned on here about making curved doors.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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Carwyn Owen

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#13 posted 860 days ago

i just love this

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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#14 posted 860 days ago

fantastic top to bottom .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dhg

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#15 posted 860 days ago

Thank you for all the great comments, they are appreciated.

Here is the link for Les’ blog series http://lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5109

N29 Ron, I had wanted to try something curved for quite a while, but something else always go in the way until this opportunity came up and I couldn’t pass it up. It took a lot longer than I figured. I just took my time to figure things out.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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