Cherry Curio Cabinet

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Project by molan posted 10-31-2012 02:30 AM 1463 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Cabinet was like my personal Nemesis. My wife wanted me to make this for her for her birthday in May and I just finished it in Oct of this year. Only 5 months late. It just seemed like I could never get the time to work on it and I didn’t like it and it didn’t’ like me. This is the first project that I did with any sort of glass in it. it has a total of 8 windows panes and 3 glass shelves.

This plan was a U-bild plan. I have to say I am not impressed with U-Bild plans. this was my first one from this company and will likely be my last. Even calling it a plan is a stretch. More like a few pretty pictures to give you the impression of what it should look like. I even purchased the associated hardware kit from U-bild. they basically give you a bag of parts. they don’t label the parts and the picture plan does not show anywhere what parts are intended to be used where (I still have a pile of dowels and other assorted parts leftover from the kit). Its a total crap shoot.

That said I did get through the project and it turned out well enough. My wife loves her new cabinet even if it was a little late. (I ended up buying her Jewelry for her birthday. Thank G0d for Jewelry!)

I finished the cabinet using Boiled Linseed oil and then sprayed on a few layers of Shellac to seal it. Looks very nice I think and will look even nicer as the cherry’s color deepens with age

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 12:19 PM

Well done, I’m sure she loves it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 12:36 PM

Look good to me. I can’t count the number of times a project went into overtime! lol And yes, cherry really picks up a beautiful patina with age. I’ve made more with cherry than any other wood. Oak, maple, & walnut are nice but, I’ll stick with cherry. ;^)

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 05:36 PM

Good job bro!

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 06:03 PM

There’s always a project that takes longer than we want it to due to problems or lessons to learn or just every day life’s higher priority’s . Nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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