Colonial Cupboard

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Project by TektonicVisions posted 12-11-2012 09:11 AM 1082 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece I built in the Summer of 2011. Pretty standard jelly cupboard, dado and rabbet construction mostly, with mortise and tenon faces. Cupboard door designed to look like two separate pieces, but open as one large door. All pine construction.

-- The Ancient Greek noun tektōn is a common term for an artisan/craftsman, in particular a carpenter or wood-worker or builder.

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 11:28 AM

There is still something to be said for non-complex construction. I come from a very basic background. I think it’s wonderful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 12:04 PM

its simple its simply awesome!

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 12:52 PM

Thinking your grandpaw would be very proud of you…Nice work sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 12:53 PM

Beautiful in it’s simplicity. This country style of furniture is what lured me to the hobby, and was the style of my first build too. Great piece.

-- "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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#5 posted 12-11-2012 02:46 PM

Truly outstanding in its field (pun intended). Seriously, I love the simple beauty of this style (see my projects). Do you intend to finish it?

-- Ron, Montana

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 03:50 PM

Well done! I did an early jelly cupboard as well. I love the simplicity and utility that these pieces offer. Thanks for sharing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 05:20 PM

a good clean build.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 01:26 PM

Well done!! Like the ‘rural’ look.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 12-12-2012 05:29 PM

A nice clean piece. Congratulations.

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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