Great Hall Cabinets

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Project by Les Hastings posted 12-26-2012 02:05 PM 2372 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s two cabinets out of African Mahogany and Veneers. The lower doors are crotch mahogany the inlays on the cabinets include; curly satinwood, ebony, tulipwood and maple. There is a total of 21 pull out trays behind the lower doors. The galss doors have hand made restoration glass, there are ten light individual glass panels in each door. One of the cabinets has a wet ber behind the glass doors. Each cabinet is about 10’ wide and around 11’ tall, 26” deep. They covered up the return vents in the wall so the crown pediments had hand made wood grills in the top for air flow. the Tops of them can be seen from a balcony so the tops have been finished out like the rest of the cabinet. They have lighted adjustable shelving behind the glass doors and in the upper side display cases. There is one sub woofer speaker in the of lower cabinets, one in the right on one and on the left in the other cabinet with removeable side panels. They dissasembled down to five pieces and transferred to the house and reassembled on site.

Four builders worked together to build them. My part was the glass doors, crown pediment and turn the large finails. I can’t remember for sure but I think there was about 2700 build hours.

Finish is dye stain and glazes with a laquer top coat.

Thanks for looking and have a “Happy New Year”.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 02:24 PM

Beautiful designs and workmanship, Les! They look incredible!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 02:48 PM

Simply awesome

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 03:05 PM

Wow! Superb Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 03:18 PM

As usual – - awesome!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 03:40 PM

Excellent workmanship! Great choice of wood and finish. The glass door looks amazing with the
intricate details.

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 04:15 PM

Wow Les this is an amazing piece ,first class work first class cabinet.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 05:03 PM

Well as if those aren’t pretty cool. Send my complaments to the rest of the team!

-- Rogue

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 06:04 PM


-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 06:25 PM

What an inspiration! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 09:02 PM

Whoa sure us great.. GRAND

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 09:14 PM

Outstanding work!

Truly “GREAT” hall cabinets!

Thanks for sharing such inspiring work.

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 09:33 PM

Most impressive work. The combination of different elements works together really well. Top class.

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 09:42 PM

Very functional! I appreciate it a lot.

-- "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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#14 posted 12-26-2012 10:45 PM

Top notch work Les, no way around that !
I bet the house they go in is a beaut too.

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#15 posted 12-26-2012 10:46 PM

Very nice. Well designed. Great looking wood too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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