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Tall, narrow cabinet of cherry & padauk

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Project by tombuhl posted 01-27-2013 04:42 PM 1814 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the few project that I’ve created for a specific purpose. Generally, I am exploring forms and techniques. I recently created a minimalistic style desk (sans drawers), so needed someplace to store my stuff. This fits snuggly between a closet door and large windows in my office.
For more pix of the process go to: http://tombuhl.com/Gallery/Site/Tall_Cherry_Cabinet_2012.html
It is fun to share my projects with fellow (and fellowette) LJ folks and to see what others are working on in their shops.

-- "When you are not sure where to begin, lead with gratitude." http://www.tombuhl.com





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darkone

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 04:56 PM

That’s a really nice cabinet. I like the outdoor work-space too!

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 05:06 PM

Beautiful. Your outdoor work area looks like fun, too.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 05:39 PM

Excellent work,a beautiful piece.

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 05:41 PM

Incredible details in your cabinet . Just beautiful : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 05:48 PM

Nice work and I enjoyed looking at the extra photos on your web site. Love the joinery. I had not considered the cherry-padauk combo before. They look great together.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 07:35 PM

It is beautiful, but, Wait. You built a minimalist desk, then had to build a cabinet to store your stuff. So, would you build a minimalist desk again? just curious.

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tombuhl

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 08:28 PM

Barb, indeed I would.
The minimalist desk is placed in front of our new full length windows looking into our garden and makes me feel like I am part of it. My old monolithic desk seemed a barrier. The new cabinet is off to the side, where it causes no visual harm.

The new desk was posted on LJ a while back, but if you missed it, check out: http://tombuhl.com/Gallery/Site/Desk_for_Tom_2012.html
I received a very special plank of old-growth Mahogany that wanted to be part of my daily life. So it became a desk.

As a woodworker you should know the disease. Buy more tools, which means you have to built new homes for them. Which requires more tools. And so it goes until eyesight and arthritis totally eliminates the fun games.

-- "When you are not sure where to begin, lead with gratitude." http://www.tombuhl.com

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 09:00 PM

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#9 posted 01-27-2013 10:17 PM

very nice!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 01-28-2013 02:12 AM

That is really sweet. I love it.
Nice design and nice wood combo.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 01-28-2013 02:29 AM

Tom – Did you build the doors as one piece then rip? Love the cabinet.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#12 posted 01-28-2013 02:35 AM

That is really, really beautiful. Great job.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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tombuhl

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#13 posted 01-28-2013 03:09 AM

Smitty, typically I’d build the doors at least 1/8 over, then rip to close fit. On this I miscalculated (yes, once again) and was too close, so I did the fitting with hand planes. This was also required due to some non-square issues of the case. The housed dovetails did not come fully together during glue up, which I did not notice at the time. So I had some messing around to do. Thanks for the kind words.

-- "When you are not sure where to begin, lead with gratitude." http://www.tombuhl.com

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#14 posted 01-28-2013 04:06 AM

I really like it. Great craftsmanship. Perfect use of the space.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 01-28-2013 05:22 AM

The DTs look fabulous. Thanks for posting!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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