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Project by stevenmadden posted 01-10-2013 06:38 PM 1718 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This armoire is made of cherry and measures approximately 78” x 48” x 28” deep. The finish is a 1 pound cut blonde dewaxed shellac that was sprayed on; one coat on the entire piece and three coats on the internal components. The outside was then finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil and urethane topcoat; two coats gloss and one coat semi-gloss. I built it for my son; his room has no closet, so this will serve that purpose.

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 06:46 PM

Wow this is great super job Steven

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 09:06 PM

Looks beautiful.

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 01:06 AM

Really nice work, like the planked back.

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#4 posted 01-11-2013 01:10 AM

Real nice job. Great design.

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 01:27 AM

Very nice cabinet, beautiful craftsmanship. Something to be proud of.

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#6 posted 01-11-2013 09:40 AM

Very, very nice!

I hope your son is old enought to appreciate his dad’s skill. :-)

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#7 posted 01-11-2013 11:37 AM

Beautiful work and I like the adjustable hanging rod.

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#8 posted 01-11-2013 12:55 PM

Great job, beautiful!!

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#9 posted 01-11-2013 03:18 PM

That is some really nice case work. I really like the notched supports inside.

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#10 posted 01-11-2013 05:45 PM

As always, I am curious if you used a set of plans, and if so, would you share were you got them?

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#11 posted 01-11-2013 08:14 PM

Milo: I did not use a set of plans. I sketched the design by hand and then flew by the seat of my pants. I did use Jeff Miller’s idea for the adjustable shelf standards from his “Build a Classic Cherry Bookcase” video series on, I eyeballed what he did and went from there.

Everyone: Thank you for the compliments.

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#12 posted 01-13-2013 03:28 AM

looks great!!!!!

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#13 posted 01-13-2013 06:49 AM

Impressive! I hope I can build something of this quality someday. I love cherry. Nice job.

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