Cherry Display Case

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Project by jerry118 posted 03-05-2008 03:57 PM 1415 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the result of a collection growing beyond the bounds of available shelf space.

The case is cherry. It has plate glass shelves, mirrors on the back and beveled glass on the top.

I installed a small lamp inside for lighting.

The shelves are supported by cushioned supports.

The dimensions were dictated by available floor space, but I think that the proportions are good.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 03:59 PM

That’s a great cabinet, Jerry! Cherry is just great wood to work with, isn’t it?

-- Robb

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 04:47 PM

Beautiful and practical. Nice job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 05:17 PM


You can’t go wrong with cherry. It is my favorite wood with which to work. Your display case looks really good. What kind of finish did you put on it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 05:20 PM

Nice looking case! My mother would have liked something like that.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 05:29 PM

Beautiful case, Jerry. The beveled glass on top is a really nice touch.

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

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#6 posted 03-05-2008 06:08 PM

nice. I’ve always like Cherry and that piece looks like it has an aged look to it which i love.

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#7 posted 03-05-2008 07:43 PM

The case is beautiful; it has to give a great sense of pride and accomplishment when you look at it.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#8 posted 03-05-2008 08:14 PM

Very nice and it looks like it has been pressed into service in a big way. great job.

-- Hope Never fails

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#9 posted 03-05-2008 10:10 PM

nice case i realy like it! my wife would to.

-- Terry,SARTEL,MN

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#10 posted 03-05-2008 10:28 PM

Very nice case. From the looks of it you might need to build a second one to contain the overflow :)

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#11 posted 03-05-2008 10:36 PM

the glass top fits the piece well. great work

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 03-05-2008 11:56 PM

Hi Jerry

Beautiful Cabinet ! I have always liked cherry over Walnut. Being an antique person I really like your bell collection.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 03-06-2008 02:28 AM

The cherry has been artificially aged using a potasium dichromate solution. I use a recipe I found in Fine Woodworking magazine issue 140. A 1% solution swabbed on the surface and allowed to dry. The potasium dichromate is a very strong oxidizer and also a poison so it must be handled carefully. After it dries I wash it down with a damp cloth before any other finish is added.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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#14 posted 03-06-2008 12:05 PM

Very nice indeed! The craftsmanship looks excellent.

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#15 posted 03-11-2008 05:31 PM

Great work Jerry. Us Kansans have to stick together.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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