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Chery and Waterfall Burbinga Vainty II

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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 01-29-2012 06:35 AM 2465 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. ....”:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22261.

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 not...do it again.





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#1 posted 01-29-2012 06:39 AM

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

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 06:43 AM

Incredible, very nice work.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 06:44 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 06:57 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 07:04 AM

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

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

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 10:48 AM

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!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 01:34 PM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 02:06 PM

Very very nice!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 05:01 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#10 posted 01-30-2012 02:28 AM

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 01-30-2012 03:17 AM

Amazingly beautiful!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 01-30-2012 03:22 AM

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

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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#13 posted 01-30-2012 03:27 AM

The things we get to see here…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#15 posted 02-10-2012 12:41 PM

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

-- John, Omaha

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