Skeletons in the Cupboard

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Project by chopcat posted 05-15-2012 03:36 PM 2388 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A jewelry cabinet in walnut and spalted beech on oak / cocobolo stand.

The drawers are shaped and reminded me of ribs so the sandblasted mirror was added to conceal the watch winders at the top.

Well it’s a bit of fun!


-- who ever wanted to buy anything when you can make it

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 03:42 PM

Thats one hell of an introcution CC, that might be the MANliest chest of drawers ive ever seen. Welcoem to the gang and thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 03:45 PM

Nice !!!! Welcome !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 03:58 PM

Real nice!

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 05:33 PM

I dig it! The continuous grain across the drawers is really cool.

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 08:21 PM

now that is grand ,welcome to LJs

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 10:38 PM

Impressive, it’s like art

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 01:03 AM

That would be a brilliant tool cabinet if it were bigger

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 11:17 AM

That came out great, very well done.
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#9 posted 05-16-2012 11:41 AM


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#10 posted 05-16-2012 03:32 PM

Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 03:07 AM

That is amazing! I would like to see pictures of the insides of the drawers and close up of the watch storage… very cool

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#12 posted 06-19-2012 10:33 PM

awesome, my favorite part is actually the outer door handle, i like how its one piece sliced in two.

how do the drawers open? do you just kinda get a knuckle in there and pull?

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#13 posted 06-21-2012 10:28 AM

Yes I saw the idea of the handle on another project (ant remember where now) it is great fun to play with these sorts of ideas as you can make them up before committing to adding them to the final piece.

With the drawers you use your fingers in the slots. It sort of works. Makes you think a bit about the cabinet as you use it rather than taking it all for granted.

I will see if i can find some more pics. There are some at

-- who ever wanted to buy anything when you can make it

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#14 posted 06-21-2012 11:16 AM

cool, thanks :-)

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