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Key cabinet - a Christmas gift

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Project by ybotyawnoc posted 612 days ago 1049 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve never made a cabinet before, but I’m pleased with the result here.
It’s streaky/tiger oak, finished with shellac followed by a hand-mixed wipe on poly.

I was tempted to dovetail the joints, but never having made a cabinet or a dovetail joint I figured combining the two was a recipe for disaster! As a result, all joints are biscuited (apart from the mitres on the face frame).





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jdh122

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#1 posted 612 days ago

Nice. The streaks really pop on that oak.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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ybotyawnoc

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#2 posted 612 days ago

Thanks, that’s what made me go for it. Someone else rejected it for the same reason! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure I guess

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 612 days ago

You pulled it off! Great looking cabinet!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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redryder

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#4 posted 612 days ago

Will you be putting it in the wall between the studs??

Nice photos….................

-- mike...............

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 612 days ago

You have a good eye for the wood. It’s a cabinet and not a carcass and it will be installed somewhere? We won’t tell. LOL! Practice making some jpoints then make a box?

Eye catcher!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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ybotyawnoc

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#6 posted 612 days ago

It’s to hang on a wall, not totally sure if it’ll look quite right yet!
Thanks for all the positive comments guys :)

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 612 days ago

Looking forward to your next piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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ybotyawnoc

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#8 posted 612 days ago

@docsavage45 thanks! Got a couple of bits in the pipeline, nothing else before Christmas now though…

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 611 days ago

Really beatiful cabinet.

-- 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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Surfside

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#10 posted 610 days ago

You nailed it . You did a very awesome job!

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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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ybotyawnoc

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#11 posted 609 days ago

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments

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