Bow front fish stand cabinet

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Project by exelectrician posted 08-25-2012 12:58 AM 2280 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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#1 posted 08-25-2012 07:48 AM

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

-- Terina C

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 12:18 PM

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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#3 posted 08-26-2012 04:39 AM

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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#4 posted 08-27-2012 04:09 AM

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

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 10-08-2012 03:51 AM

Good job with the bent laminations!

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 03:18 PM

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

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