Cherry Cabinet

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Project by jmos posted 762 days ago 880 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet I built for the kitchen to hold more of he kids stuff.

It’s solid cherry, no ply wood, no secondary woods. Nominally 3/4” stock, laminated boards to get the sides, top, and shelf. Ship lapped cherry back (not sure you can see it through all the junk). One drawer with hand cut dovetails (I know they look spaced like machine cut, but I wasn’t trying to be too experimental). Raised panel door with haunched mortises and tenons. Mortises and tenons on the face frame. One shelf inside. Horton brasses hardware.

Finished with shellac; I went a little crazy putting on coats of shellac since it would see some abuse. Even with blonde shellac I ended up adding enough coats that it imparted a brown tone to the case. Not exactly what I was aiming for, but not a problem. I’ll see over time if it looks more red, or stays with a brown tint.

Forgot to add; the case is 34” tall, 28” wide, and 16” deep, the top is 31”x18”

-- John

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#1 posted 761 days ago

Great job! The wood you picked has a lot of character thanks to your finish.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 761 days ago

Beautiful job.

That’s some good looking Cherry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 761 days ago

Nice dimensions and sweetly figured Cherry : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 761 days ago

Thank you thank you!

-- John

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#5 posted 761 days ago

Pretty, nothing beats cherry and this is a fine piece, love that you made it all out of solid cherry.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 761 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 760 days ago

Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#8 posted 748 days ago

I really like it, and I think you did a great job with the finish. thanks for posting!

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