Queen Ann Style Entertainment Unit

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Project by Adam posted 08-18-2012 06:38 PM 1276 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an entertainment unit I built for my sister. It is made of ash and is unfinished as she wanted to do that herself. This was my first attempt at cabriolet legs and I which I learned how to do from several fine woodworking articles. I did not have a bandsaw at the time so I had to rough out the blanks with a jig saw which took forever and left the legs very rough. Then there was a ton of sanding done with a 60 grit belt sander and then lots of work with a rasp to get the final shape. I did use full extension slides on the drawers which is not very traditional but the drawers will be used every day so I went for function. Thanks for looking.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 07:08 PM

The legs looks great.

-- James

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 07:54 PM

excellent craftsmanship.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 07:57 PM

Cabriolet legs are a bit of work but I think they are worth it. Yours looks super; amazing that you did it without a bandsaw !

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 07:58 PM

Really a nice piece of furniture, great craftsmanship on your part. The legs came out great.
Thanks for showing.

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 09:37 PM

Nice job, Adam.


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#6 posted 08-18-2012 10:14 PM

Super job on those legs….....

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#7 posted 08-19-2012 12:31 AM

Nicely done. Great looking piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 08-19-2012 02:49 AM


Nice workmanship; the cabriole legs look fantastic. I’ve only made two of them. They were so much work that I decided to put straight legs in the back! Will you add a photo after your sister finishes it?


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#9 posted 08-19-2012 02:56 AM

Very nicely done. I appreciate your hardwork & patient in shaping the cabriole legs without a bandsaw.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 08-19-2012 03:29 AM

That is a great looking cabinet. You have done a very good job on the legs, Well done!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 08-19-2012 02:14 PM

Wow, with a jig saw? WOW! Nice project

-- Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 08-19-2012 02:46 PM

Love your legs :)

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#13 posted 08-20-2012 03:15 AM

You are an example that you can make due I think its nice and you did well on the legs keep up the good work I hope to see more in this style now that you have a band saw

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#14 posted 08-25-2012 11:20 PM

I thin you did a fantastic job on the legs and the entire project.

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