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This project took a while probably because this was the second one. The first one, the base had three smaller drawers on the right and an cabinet on the left. She didn’t like it. This one she does.

Everything painted on the outside is poplar, drawers are poplar, back and shelves are maple/birch plywood

This image is before the hutch was made -

The top is maple

A lot of the stuff I have been making of late has the same theme. It is all the same style as the kitchen – something that my wife likes. It all goes together.

Thanks for looking

-- David in Damascus, MD





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Brit

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#1 posted 622 days ago

David that is beautifully crafted. I like the design and the contrast between the painted surfaces and the wood. Sure beats shop-bought stuff.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 622 days ago

Very nice build, great looking cabinet. 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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Don W

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#3 posted 622 days ago

that looks great David. I like the contrast as well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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dbray45

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#4 posted 622 days ago

Many thanks

Its funny how things evolve. Everything I make I try to add a little more of something. The side panels are resawn and are tung and grooved. I have had a few issues with my band saw where resawing has been a royal pain – made more scrap than real cuts. I bought a better fence, replaced the bearings for the guides and OMG – the thing resaws like a dream.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 621 days ago

I really like the paneled sides, too. Very nice detail, well done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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dbray45

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#6 posted 621 days ago

Thanks Smitty

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 621 days ago

Its beautiful. I like the contrast of the natural color on the inside and counter top. My wife has been wanting some built-ins similar to this on either side of the fire place.

Now that you know what your doing do you have any tips that would make the job go faster?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 621 days ago

Beautiful cupboard!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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dbray45

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#9 posted 621 days ago

Mauricio – Great question, don’t have an answer. I am not looking at this as a production shop. If I did, the rules are completely different. In a production arena, streamlining is key. One of the main things that will save you time is all in the preparation and staging of tasks, sub-assemblies, assemblies, standardizing pieces and parts – if I make this, what can also be used on that.

In production, the finishes are a replacement for the wood underneath – this keeps the product line looking consistent. Ever notice that made of the store bought stuff is all made of smaller pieces glue up – these small pieces reduce loss and increase consistency. Templates and jigs are used a lot so that all pieces are the same – again simplifying the process.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 621 days ago

Nice clean piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mauricio

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#11 posted 621 days ago

I hear you David, I know every time I finish a project I think man if I had to do it again it would have been easier and faster if X.

Like on my tool cabinet. I could have saved time on iron on edge banding by using solid Pine. I might have actually saved time and frustration building a box joint router jig by just cutting DT by hand (in pine), etc…

The problem is I never do the same project twice! So I like to ask the question of others, maybe I save myself some frustration down the road when I tackle the project.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 621 days ago

Very nice , well done…

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

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dbray45

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#13 posted 621 days ago

Thanks Charles and Ken

Mauricio – This is always a problem. I have found it very easy to make something – making two of the same things at the same time is a chore, making a second one later is a royal pain in the backside. If you make one, make twenty – your life will be easier.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Surfside

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#14 posted 621 days ago

Very functional. Neat work and impressive!

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 621 days ago

Super looking cupboard great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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