Curly maple/ebony wall hung stereo cabinet

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Project by Don Kondra posted 901 days ago 1961 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was commissioned by a client to house a receiver, CD player, CD’s and three speakers.

The design of the cabinet was influenced by the placemnt of the speakers (visible in the 1/4 scale model).

Carcass is curly maple veneer on baltic birch core, edges are macassar ebony, construction is multiple dowels.

The cabinet hangs on the wall via a french cleat.

Finish is Don Kondra’s Secret Magic Mix :)

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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#1 posted 901 days ago

That is a great looking piece Don. Like the Cleat idea.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#2 posted 901 days ago

Nice execution of contrasting woods.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#3 posted 901 days ago

Nice design, looks grea.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 901 days ago

Very unique design well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 901 days ago

Elegant mate. Very nice.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#6 posted 901 days ago


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 901 days ago

As I’ve shown in a few occasions, I like your jobs. I would remark your frequent and generous sharing of constructive details. Thank you for sharing.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#8 posted 901 days ago

That is a great design and I really like the look of it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Don Kondra

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#9 posted 901 days ago

Thanks everyone !

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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#10 posted 900 days ago

I looked at it and decided that it’s just a nice, clean, neat looking design that won’t stand out too much or too little. I really like it. A sort of minimillistic look but with accents that make it noticable. Nice job. Really.

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

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#11 posted 898 days ago

Love to have one myself ! Great job with just enough accent / contrast to bring the Maple to life.

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

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#12 posted 887 days ago

Veneer over some lovely solid (the best technique!), with perfect bevels and a luminous finish. And here’s to solid dowel and screw construction too. This is a skilled tradesman’s work in very fine form.
Care to share the Magic Mix someday?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Don Kondra

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#13 posted 887 days ago

Thanks guys !

“Don Kondra’s Secret Magic Mix” can be found here, click on “blog” beside my picture :)

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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