sewing wall cabinet

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Project by martin007 posted 10-01-2012 03:12 PM 2082 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

Here is a wall cabinet I made for my girlfriend to put near her sewing machine. She needed some storage for her bobbins, sewing thread , needles and other small stuff.

The birds are the rose-breasted grosbeak and the american goldfinch.

The wood is butternut and walnut. Pine was used for drawer sides. The wood used in the marquetry birds are (for what I can remember) maple, cherry, ebony, holy, bloodwood, Chakte-kok,Canarywood,yellowheart,Padauk,

The joinery and final smoothing was done with hand tools. The drawer recess for pulling the drawer were carved. The knobs were turned on the lathe. The double bevel technique was used for the marquetry cutting. The veneer for the marquetry was shop sawn to a thickness of 3/32. The birds were inserted into a butternut background 3/32. The door panel is composed of 3 layers; the front marquetry 3/32”, the back butternut panel 3/32” and a 1/8” plywood in between.

Here is some more detailed pictures

thanks for watching!


-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 03:31 PM

Very nice cabinet Martin.
The marquetry really makes it pop. The birds are so lifelike.

Great work.

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 03:55 PM

Wow, that is one fantastic cabinet! I’m sure she’ll love it!

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 04:00 PM

that’s great! i love the continuous faces of the drawers and the drawer pulls. very clean. At first I thought you did the drawer pulls with a forstner bit cutting at an angle.

what are the approximate overall dimensions?

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 04:25 PM

Nicely done.


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#5 posted 10-01-2012 04:25 PM

Beautiful Cabinet, My mom would love something like this,,,,,Hint ,Hint, Oh too late Mom wants one now thanks for the great idea…...X-Mas…..

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 04:43 PM

Great job, really nice marquetry.

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 04:52 PM

Very well done. I likew the birds, dovetail carcase, drawer pulls. excellant!!!!!!!!!!


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#8 posted 10-01-2012 07:59 PM

Of absolute beauty.

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#9 posted 10-01-2012 08:39 PM

Stunning piece, those dovetails look about as perfect as one could expect from a craftsman. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 12:26 PM

Great job!

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 01:25 PM

Nice work. I love the beautiful birds.

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