Large display cabinet

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Project by dustynut2 posted 645 days ago 874 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hired to build this display cabinet. The lady wanted a large cab to display some Indian artifacts and have some storage on the bottom. It was 7’10” tall by about 42” wide. It’s made of Cherry plywood and solids. I made all of my own moldings for this one. Unfortunately the lady wanted this beautiful cherry stained very dark. I couldn’t talk her out of it so here it is. The last pic doesn’t do it justice but it’s the best one I have once it was done

-- Hello, my name is Dustynut2 and I'm a tool junky

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#1 posted 645 days ago

I’m with you. The original color of the wood was beautiful. If she wanted it so dark, why didn’t she go with Mahogany, Walnut, or Rosewood? Is the front open or is that a solid piece of glass on top? It looks open, with a glass shelf and three lights on top. Is that correct?

-- I've been doing this for years but I am still a newb

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#2 posted 645 days ago

There are two large glass doors on the top. They swing out from the center but in this pic I don’t think I had installed them yet

-- Hello, my name is Dustynut2 and I'm a tool junky

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#3 posted 644 days ago

Another beauty

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 644 days ago

Great job,,, Like it

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

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#5 posted 644 days ago

Good job on the molding!....and the whole project!

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#6 posted 643 days ago

Beautiful cabinet Dusty. I’m with you on the finish. I like to simply clear coat Cherry. Some people just don’t have Vision. Nice build!

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#7 posted 643 days ago

Say, Dusty, that’s coming along really nice. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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