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Bow front fish stand cabinet

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Project by exelectrician posted 606 days ago 1221 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first cabinet
This project is a rather simple bisquet and plywood frame with a very challenging bow front pair of maple and two layers of bending ply in the doors. I laminated five strips of various width maple for the bow in the doors.
I did not fully realize what I was getting into as I innocently told my wife that, sure I could make a nice stand for her new fish tank. I wanted anything but black but she insisted, so what do you think?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself





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TerinaC

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#1 posted 606 days ago

I think it is beautiful – very brave and what a fantastic result! You should be very proud!

-- Terina C

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 606 days ago

I think it’s a great build, really nice piece of furniture. Great job on the curved surfaces, very well done.

-- "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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tedth66

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#3 posted 605 days ago

Outstanding job. I’m also in the middle of a bowfront tank stand. All I have to do is complete the difficult doors. Nice work.

-- Ted

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exelectrician

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#4 posted 604 days ago

Thank all of you for your kind words, it means a lot to me.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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easiersaidthandone

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#5 posted 562 days ago

Good job with the bent laminations!

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vipond33

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#6 posted 549 days ago

First cabinet and bow front doors? This is remarkable work that wouldn’t be out of place in any cabinet shop.
Smooth and clean, very nice work.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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