Chery and Waterfall Burbinga Vainty II

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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 810 days ago 2186 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, its been a few years since my last post, but only because of time not lack of interest. I think about the fellow jocks nearly every day. As part of my admiration for the work I see, i made this custom cabinet out of fine cherry and waterfall burbinga. The cabinet is a copy of one that I saw here by Jeff F. ....”:

Thanks Jeff. He was very helpful as are many of you.

Anyway, The cabinet is six drawers with cedar drawer bottoms. I used a pinned rabbit drawer technique as seen in Fine Wood Working.
The case is dovetailed, the then face framed.
It has cherry bun feet, and a waterfall burbinga floating top. Wow the burbinga was expensive (5 feet x 30 inches for $1550 at west penn hardwoods).

The wood was also crazy hard and caused blade deflection even in my worm drive skill saw. It was a scary cut as one mess up would be very expensive. I cut out the top from the live edge slab then made a mirror with lights to highlight the slab the below. Poly finish.The Sink is hammered copper, and I went with the waterfall faucet to complete the theme.

Fun Project, with high quality materials. I did not get to keep it as it was a paid commission. Maybe next time.
Took about 80-100 hours.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#1 posted 810 days ago

Nice very nice…...........................Schloemoe

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#2 posted 810 days ago

Incredible, very nice work.

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#3 posted 810 days ago

Can’t get enough of that Bubinga !!
You made nice use of it : )

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#4 posted 810 days ago

Wee dogie that’s one cool vanity ,super nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 810 days ago

That is the sexiest slab of wood I have ever seen…

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#6 posted 810 days ago

Love the bubinga – planning more projects with that someday soon – but like you said its an expensive proposition.

Yes it’s TOUGH stuff – I’ll check w/ my partner he worked with it a lot there’s some blades that work better than others but as ALWAYS go with Forrest you can’t loose!

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#8 posted 810 days ago

Very very nice!

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#9 posted 810 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

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#10 posted 809 days ago

I agree, that is the best looking slab of wood I have ever seen. And the work fits the wood.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#11 posted 809 days ago

Amazingly beautiful!

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#12 posted 809 days ago

gorgeous wood. I’m sure it was a pleasure to be able to work something as nice as that slab

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#13 posted 809 days ago

The things we get to see here…

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#15 posted 798 days ago

I would be tempted to take out a loan for a piece of wood like that. Just gorgeous.

-- John, Omaha

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