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Project by thedude50 posted 561 days ago 1093 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the largest single cabinet I have ever made. I also hope to never make another one in this same vein. The customer wanted a walnut finish and birch plywood I also used alder for all the hard wood. The doors are made with the Jesada door bit set they turned out great. The router bits preformed very well I could not be happier. The cabinet is 90 inches wide by 48 inches tall and is 30 inches deep. I used 3/4 birch ply for the shelves and the sides then I used a 1/2 inch birch ply for the back I used a water base stain that we applied by HVLP I don’t see a real advantage to spraying this finish on as you have to wipe it off with a rag to get the color your looking for. After the stain had dried for a few days in this bad weather I then got a nice sunny day and we rolled it out for 6 coats of shellac I chose clear for this as I didn’t want to darken the wood any more than the stain had already.

The case construction was straight forward I used no 20 biscuits to join the sides to the top and bottom and the shelves are in 3/8 dadoes. My recommendation if your faced with a cabinet this large would be to go modular the reason i went this way was because I was worried about weight on the wall the cabinet is mounted to. The customer gave me an A for the appearance and the quality of the work so that’s all a guy can ask for.

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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 561 days ago

Those are big. Brings back memories. What are they going to store in there, pottery? The wall should hold just fine, it’s the screws I worry about every time. Looks nice, Man.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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thedude50

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#2 posted 561 days ago

I used 40 3 inch screws

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 561 days ago

Nice one!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 561 days ago

COOL cabinet, Lance!
Reminds me of a large cabinet I saw way back on The Woodworking Channel (internet) of one of their shows…

The guy had one just like yours looks… BUT, he used Vertical units on Full Extension slides… various sizes, etc. where he could store everything & anything he wanted and really got Super Efficient usage of and access to his storage Units.

I saw that happening with your Monster cabinet…

... just food for thought…
... if you could make it work, I’m sure you’d like it… IT WAS SO COOL!
Whatever happened to The Woodworking Channel anyway… anyone ever watch that besides me… way back when?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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559dustdesigns

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#5 posted 561 days ago

Nice job lance I hope this project didn’t mess up your back. Forget the wall its going on, worry about the craftsman that created it. Lol have a good day in the shop man.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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thedude50

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#6 posted 561 days ago

thanks Aaron

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Richard

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#7 posted 561 days ago

Nice work Lance, I like the color.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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thedude50

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#8 posted 561 days ago

thanks Richard its walnut. I don’t recall the brand but I think it was general water based. I thinned it 50/50 with water covered very well.it took almost 2 gallons thinned to do the job. Then it took 3 gallons of shellac thinned 50/50 with alcohol.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 561 days ago

Very nice work. Looks like great construction.

Side note to your customer. I see a fire sprinkler head near the cabinet. I may be to close for code.

-- 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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Wdwerker

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#10 posted 561 days ago

We did a big case like that once. Used a 3/4” back set in a shallow dado with 3 spreader/ nailer strips behind it. That gave us 1 1/2” of wood to keep any screws from pulling through.
Looks nice!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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jap

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#11 posted 560 days ago

nice

-- Joel

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thedude50

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#12 posted 560 days ago

Montie sprinklers are a luxury in offices in Californian there is no clearance code in this type of building

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 560 days ago

great looking cabinet!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Brit

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#14 posted 560 days ago

Nice work Lance. They are huge.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 559 days ago

That’s a very nice cabinet. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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