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Project by ybotyawnoc posted 12-15-2012 04:54 PM 1570 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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#1 posted 12-15-2012 05:22 PM

Nice. The streaks really pop on that oak.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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ybotyawnoc

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 05:24 PM

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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#3 posted 12-15-2012 06:17 PM

You pulled it off! Great looking cabinet!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 06:20 PM

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

Nice photos….................

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

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 06:24 PM

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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#6 posted 12-15-2012 06:35 PM

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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#7 posted 12-15-2012 06:49 PM

Looking forward to your next piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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ybotyawnoc

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 06:53 PM

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

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 01:21 PM

Really beatiful cabinet.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 12-17-2012 09:43 PM

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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#11 posted 12-18-2012 03:46 PM

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments

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