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Project by jerry118 posted 2360 days ago 1206 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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Robb

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#1 posted 2360 days ago

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

-- Robb

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trifern

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#2 posted 2360 days ago

Beautiful and practical. Nice job.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2360 days ago

Jerry,

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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GaryK

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#4 posted 2360 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2360 days ago

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

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

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teenagewoodworker

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#6 posted 2360 days ago

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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Sawdustmaker

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#7 posted 2360 days ago

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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Mario

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#8 posted 2360 days ago

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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woodentiger

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#9 posted 2360 days ago

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

-- Terry,SARTEL,MN

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Paul D

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#10 posted 2360 days ago

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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motthunter

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#11 posted 2360 days ago

the glass top fits the piece well. great work

-- making sawdust....

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 2360 days ago

Hi Jerry

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

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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jerry118

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#13 posted 2360 days ago

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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rikkor

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#14 posted 2359 days ago

Very nice indeed! The craftsmanship looks excellent.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#15 posted 2354 days ago

Great work Jerry. Us Kansans have to stick together.

Mark

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

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