Unplugged Cabinet

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Project by CJay posted 831 days ago 1573 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From Tom Fidgen's book Made By hand, and made from beech grown in a forest a couple of hours down the road.
I will admit to cheating a little, i used a cordless drill and an electric sander….oh and the recess for the door was done with a router. Other than that all hand tools.
Had to make a small repair on the half lap dovetails at the top with some walnut veneer.
Back panel and drawer bottom are made from slats from an old blind. Shown here

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 831 days ago

Beautiful, clean, Krenov-style cabinet. I cannot tell from the photo but is that a curved, coopered door?

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#2 posted 831 days ago

Nice work on the drawer.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 830 days ago

Cheers guys.
DHS – the door is curved and made from one solid piece.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#4 posted 828 days ago

As clean, simple and beautiful as it gets. What a great door. Don’t know if I would have used the back left board with the knot but that’s just my taste. Thanks for the book link but “page not found”.

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

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#5 posted 828 days ago

Thanks Gene, i used the knot as it was the last of the wood i had. It’s kinda grown on me though. Link was indeed broken, it’s now fixed.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#6 posted 828 days ago

Very nice

-- Custom furniture

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