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Project by dennis mitchell posted 03-14-2008 11:37 PM 4902 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Distressed/Glazed Alder. I’ve used the double door system so the doors fold back on themselves. I use to get lots of orders for these and have only had one since they came out with flat screen TV’s. Come to think of it I haven’t seen as many computer desk now that lap tops are popular…

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#1 posted 03-14-2008 11:39 PM

Nice! I like the lines around the doors.

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

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#2 posted 03-14-2008 11:48 PM

I like it Dennis. My wife wants me to build something like this to hide our TV. I’m going to have to steal the double door design.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#3 posted 03-14-2008 11:48 PM

Good looking cabinet Dennis,,,,hope it sells quickly for you!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 12:11 AM

Dennis, as with all of your work, this is really beautiful.

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 12:11 AM

Hi Dennis,

This is an interesting and unique cabinet. The double doors look interesting. I haven’t seen these before. But they do add an interesting detail to the cabinet.

Thanks for the post and I hope they sell quickly too. I cannot see any reason they won’t.

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

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 12:18 AM

great looking cabinet dennis ! i also like the double door idea

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#7 posted 03-15-2008 12:20 AM

Nice piece, I really like the color on it. I use to use the flipper door a lot also, and really like them. I have never tried alder before how well does it paint compared to popular? well good luck selling it


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 12:27 AM

Hi Dennis

Nice looking cabinet. You did a good job on it. Where can a guy get the double door system?


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 03-15-2008 12:36 AM

Great looking dresser Dennis, good to see some of your work again. Looks good. mike

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

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 03-15-2008 01:42 AM

Thanks Everyone!
Joey, Alder is often painted, but it is pretty knotty not clear like poplar.
Tom I just used steel butt hinges. The first door being just a little wider than the stile so when the door opens it then folds on itself next to the sidewall.

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#11 posted 03-15-2008 01:44 AM

I really like the design on this one, Dennis.

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

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#12 posted 03-15-2008 02:55 AM

Looks pretty good to me Dennis. Well designed.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#13 posted 03-15-2008 04:20 AM

Nice design work, Dennis. I like the distressed finish. Looks like a sellable piece to me. Some of us are still using twentieth century tubes.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#14 posted 03-15-2008 04:54 AM

This is a nice looking cabinet, Dennis. I like the way you finished it too. Great work!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 03-15-2008 10:47 AM

That is a nice piece of furniture. Hard to associate it with the word “cheap”.

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