Display Cabinet for a special lady

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Project by Gumnut posted 07-01-2012 05:59 AM 1506 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very special lady friend wanted a display cabinet for her shell collection and this is the end result.
I made it from Pine and provided storage in the base below the doors; the three storage sections are hidden until any of the doors are opened.
It is constructed using mortise joints and the doors were made with a two piece router bit.
The finish is first sealed and then stained to try and hide the typical grain pattern of the Pine, and finished off with a polyurethane varnish.

The lady who received the cabinet was very happy with the work and she ended up being my wife for the past 17 years, so it was well worth the effort! She still loves it today.
We had children along the way so I applied a clear window film to the glass, to prevent the little darlings breaking it and spilling blood all over the cabinet:)


-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 06:04 AM

Nice work! Welcome to LJ ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 07:38 AM

Sweet looking display cabinet. Good job!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 09:52 AM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 12:53 PM

Definitely an heirloom. Good work!

-- Mike P.

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 10:23 PM

nice job love thw carftmenship you put in to it.

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#6 posted 07-02-2012 02:38 PM

It certainly sounds as if every minute you put into it has paid off. One day one of those children will have this in their home and tell the story of how dad wooed mum with his craftsmanship. Lovely cabinet.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#7 posted 07-30-2012 12:06 AM

Very Nice…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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