Curio Display Cabinet

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Project by DexterDearborn posted 05-25-2012 02:34 AM 1107 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I built this curio from WOOD Magazine plans. It was the first “major” project I took on. I realized AFTER I built it how important it was to select matching pieces for the “face”.

Not a hard build – just lots of pieces, lots of setups to complete. I complicated it by not having a dado blade so it took me much longer than it should have.

I learned the hardway about what climb-cutting is. The stain is dark enough that it hides the blemish ( you won’ t see it) but I know it’s there.

Frame is oak and drawers are poplar. I collect 1:18 scale model cars and this cabinet is pretty much the whole reason I got into woodworking in the first place – I wanted to be able to build something I liked, the way I wanted, and, be able to repeat the build in the future.

i am very happy with the results. I will say that I love the way the door stile knob side came out – it was a complete accident that I never realized until after I finished the piece.

Satin is a minwax cherry and I put on two coats with three coats of Polyminwax finish.

-- Dearborn,

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 03:11 PM

Great job. I have the same magazine issue, and my oldest daughter wants one for her stone egg collection.

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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