corner cabinet

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Project by cwell918 posted 05-02-2012 01:23 AM 5273 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This corner piece was constructed out of cherry with a chestnut stain. The interior is made out of birch and was left natural so that items would not get lost in a dark corner. Corner pieces can be challenging to build due to having limited space. There are four hand turned columns which makes this a unique and original design that stands out from others. As all of my creations this was made out of solid wood with classic mortise and tenon joinery. Solid construction that will last forever. This is truly a one of a kind piece that is classy and functional and I’d have to say that it’s one of my favorites.

-- Chris Wellman, Hope, Maine

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 01:51 AM

Great looking piece, love the color, and the columns add a great level of detail.

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 01:53 AM

Excellent looking piece and the legs give it some character. Nice thought out design and joinery.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 02:05 AM

Great work. A perfect use of space in that corner of the room.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 02:24 AM

well done !

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 04:28 AM

Beautiful cabinetry – looks like a work of art.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 06:23 AM

Wonderful project. Well Done!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 09:32 AM

Great work, Alot of nice details in this. Looks perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 10:17 AM

Very nice, great details, and design!

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 10:58 AM

Thats a beautiful piece. I like the finish. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 01:05 PM

Great job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 02:23 PM

great lines and dimensions! How is that drawer connected?

-- John - Central PA -

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 02:40 PM

That finish is very nice. Could you tell us more about the finish? And yes … how is the drawer connected at the front corner?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 03:14 PM

Hey everyone I just found this site and thought I’d try it out. Thanks so much for all the shout outs. It’s much appreciated.

@ JC and nomercadies in regards to the drawer it’s connected by wooden tracks that the drawer slides on. The key is to have 2 tracks that are routed into the bottom of the drawer and then there are 2 strips of wood that act as drawer glides in which the routed tracks fit into. Using 2 tracks keeps the drawer operating more smoothly. Also, the bottom of the drawer should be at least 1/2” thick. The finish is hand rubbed using a foam brush with 4 coats of polyurethane. Hope that answers your questions

-- Chris Wellman, Hope, Maine

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#14 posted 05-02-2012 03:15 PM

Beautiful picece – and a great way to make something special out of a useless corner of the room. I am curious why the shelf is so shallow – do you have something specific in mind for the cabinet?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#15 posted 05-02-2012 03:38 PM

@ kookaburra thanks for the compliment. When I was building this piece I was thinking that it could be used as a liquor cabinet and so the shallow shelf would allow for taller bottles (or any other tall items) to be stored in front.

-- Chris Wellman, Hope, Maine

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