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Project by CJay posted 06-15-2012 02:45 PM 1258 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ll admit that this project has me beat. Too many things i’ve never done before, too little time or materials.

This is my last college piece, finished yesterday, hung on the wall today just in time for the end of year show on Monday.

First off; the doors. These were based on this guy

They’re made from maple and deckchair canvas with slats on both sides of the canvas and are held closed by magnets set into the slats.

Top and bottom are Cherry, oval shaped and sightly domed. Sides of the cabinet are coopered maple (if you fancy a real headache try coopering an oval)

There’s only one drawer, the second broke beyond repair while trying to glue up. The draw works on a central drawer runner. Draw and door pulls are leather.

The cabinet is attached to the wall with screws that are hidden behind the curved panel at the top.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/





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#1 posted 06-15-2012 04:33 PM

Nice design and execution. Beautiful.

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#2 posted 06-15-2012 06:36 PM

I’ve never seen doors quite like that. Very cool!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 06-15-2012 08:29 PM

Unique project. I especially like the doors and the wood choices. Thanks for sharing

-- Doug

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#4 posted 06-16-2012 11:28 AM

It’s beautiful, and I really appreciate seeing the source of your inspiration!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 08-09-2013 03:20 AM

I believe you when you say try coopering an oval. I enjoy looking at extremely challenging and beautiful projects, the maple bench is what brought me here. All I can say is WoW.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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