Cherry, Padauk, and Carob Standing Cabinet

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Project by ErikF posted 12-29-2012 02:27 AM 1604 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I have been working on for the past few weeks. I built it from cherry, padauk, and carob that I found locally on craigslist…I love that website. I learned quite a few lessons from this project and got some much needed practice cutting accurate dovetails, they got tighter as I went along. The Padauk used for the base was rough cut of the bandsaw and then shaped with hand tools which was a bit of a pain due to the rowed grain. Finished with danish oil.

69” Tall
21” Wide
15” Deep

-- Power to the people.

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 03:09 AM

That’s a great looking piece. Well done.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 05:00 AM

Very Nice! that padauk is a pain to work with hand tools that is for sure. beautiful piece.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 10:56 AM

Beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 02:04 PM

beautiful cabinet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 03:47 PM

very nice piece

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#6 posted 12-29-2012 04:12 PM

Wonderful standing cabinet with great wood choices .

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-29-2012 05:49 PM

Very nice cabinet.

A lot of attention to details and grain flow.

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 12-30-2012 02:20 AM

Very unique design and some beautiful woods.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 12-30-2012 05:50 PM

Now THAT is talent, I just love what you’ve done there.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 05:22 AM

Very nice work on this Erik, very much in the Krenov style. I definitely have one of these on my to do project list.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 05:51 PM


Your journey of craftsmanship keeps spiraling upward. If you are not familiar with “James Krenov” I believe you would enjoy his books. And his philosophy.

Nice artistry!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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