Figured Maple and Cherry cabinet

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Project by bhog posted 08-11-2012 09:52 PM 1856 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those projects that you think about and build in your head a few hundred times untill you finally get fed up of thinking about,and just build it.Atleast thats how it was for me and this little jewel.

Made of figured PNW Big leaf maple and wild cherry this thing sports a ship lapped back,adjustible shelf,raised panels,and hand cut half blind dovetails.It is my first project with half blinds.

Finished with a little dye mix of dark red mahogany and yellow on the maple.Followed by 4 coats of Ruby shellac.2 coats each of garnet and ruby on the cherry followed by 4 blonde on everything out front and sides etc.

Measures 24 1/4” tall by 15 3/4 at widest by 9 3/4 deep.

Was fun to build, alot of hybrid action.I may end up swapping out the knob with a arts n crafts small drop knob ,something with contrast,but we’ll see.Also not exactly sure what to call this thing;bookshelf,stash shelf etc.

Comments and critiques welcome.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#1 posted 08-11-2012 10:03 PM

That’s a great looking cabinet Brandon. You could even mount it on the wall if
you had a couple of back rails in it. I like the dovetailed drawer as well.

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 10:41 PM

Sweet! Really nice job. Personally I like the Shaker wood pull on the drawer, but that’s my opinion for what it’s worth.
Like the wall cabinet, thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 01:09 AM

Thanks guys.

Wahoo I forgot to add that it will hang from a french cleat.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 02:08 AM


Nice design and choice of woods. Thanks for sharing.


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#5 posted 08-12-2012 11:22 AM

Nice. How did you complete the carcass construction?

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 12:02 PM

Looks nice.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 01:51 PM

Turned out real nice Brian, the wood and construction look sweet. The dovetails look pretty sweet too. Well done. I like the idea of a craftsman pull over the shaker knob.

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 02:46 PM

Scott, stub tenon and groove ,dado and rabett.
Im not sure what part your wondering about…...... just woke up.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#9 posted 08-12-2012 04:11 PM

Nice build, and nice choice of materials. I don’t think it matters what you call it.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 07:40 PM

I have also had one of these in my thoughts for a while. Every time I see one here I get closer to the attempt. Nice job on this project.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 08-14-2012 10:35 AM

Thanks for the fine comments guys.Robert good luck with your endevour.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#12 posted 09-24-2012 02:48 PM

Beautiful Cherry Cabinet.

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#13 posted 09-24-2012 03:06 PM

It’s really beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 09-24-2012 11:47 PM

Thanks guys.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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