1700's Corner Cabinet Reproduction

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Project by DonJ posted 622 days ago 1079 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a corner cabinet that Lonnie Bird had in a 1998 wood magazine that I retained until I had the time to build it. I still have to build the 15 light upper door and the double raised panel tombstone door for the bottom. The only deviation from the plans was a little modernization (per the request of the loml) by adding some LED lighting. The build was a challenge for me and streached some of my skill set, but I feel I will now be able to streach my skills more in future efforts.

It is solid walnut throughout that I purchased from a mill in North Carolina a few years back…didn’t want steamed walnut, which is all I could get in San Antonio at the time. For the finish, the first coat is Seal-a-Cell, with 3 coats of ProFin from Daley’s.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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-- "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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#2 posted 622 days ago

WOW! Beautiful.

-- 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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#3 posted 622 days ago

All I can say is, Wow! Beautiful work and finish.

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#4 posted 622 days ago

looks great

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#5 posted 622 days ago

Beautiful work,looks like a tough build.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 622 days ago

Quite a beautiful cabinet. It looks like you put a lot of work into it and it turned out great. I like the columns and the detail moulding detail as well as the shape of the shelves inside the cabinet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 621 days ago

Nothing like spending a lot of time in a good shop with beautiful wood and producing a project that will keep
the lady in your life and yourself happy and proud. Wonderful project, and I am sure you will post the finished
project when you have it completed. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 620 days ago

Just fabulous. I know that exact cabinet. It’s on my list too. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Congrats

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#9 posted 470 days ago

Outstanding work sir. Joinery and finish.

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