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Project by hobobanned posted 04-01-2013 03:46 PM 1647 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry came from my grandfather’s farm, it was cut down sometime in the 70’s, he milled into 1 in and 2 in stock and left it in the hay loft for the past 40 years. He gave me about 100 bf for Christmas and here is the result. My first furniture project I had to teach myself mortise and tenon joinery, aside from the hardware there’s not a single screw holding it together. I came up with a really simple almost Shaker design to highlight the variation in the wood grain between the quarter sawn door frames and the face grain. I wanted the doors and the frame to be flush across the entire front of the cabinet with the exception of the paneling. I splurged a little and got some nice self closing inset hinges so I could hide them and keep the clean lines I was looking for. I found 19th century cast iron sash lifts off some old windows and used them as the handles after scraping off about 100 layers of old paint. I find finishing to be the most frustrating part of wood working. As it tends to, the cherry got a little blotchy in some spots with a coat of oil, and the top is a little streaky from the wipe on poly despite my best efforts to avoid it. Overall I am happy with it as my first attempt at furniture, it feels nice to have a piece of my grandfather’s farm in my living room and I have enough lumber left over to make a matching coffee table.

-- hobobanned





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bonobo

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 04:02 PM

Man, that turned out nice.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 04:17 PM

Wow that is really nice! Great work…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 05:03 PM

That is living history right there. It is always great to make something like this, but when the lumber came from a family source – that makes it special.
I like the simple design, it really lets the wood define the project.
You have done very well with this piece, you have no idea what you have started!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 05:06 PM

This turn out great. It’s really nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 04-01-2013 05:38 PM

Very nice, I really like it.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Sergio

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 06:22 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture with history behind. I specially like the simple clean design. Congratulations!
BTW… the design could be used for a great workbench…

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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bonobo

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 09:04 PM

I’m planning to steal this design at some point and was hoping you could answer a question – it looks like all your panels are glued up from solid boards and can’t make out from the photo how you attached the bottom of your cabinet. Is it fitted into grooves in the bottom rails all round and left open at the back for expansion, like a solid panel drawer bottom?

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 10:48 PM

Very nice!

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

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 01:24 AM

That’s a fine job. Cherry is such a beautiful wood. And it only gets better with time. It does tend to blotch a bit, even with a natural oil, bat that too mellows with age.

I think you were right to focus on craftsmanship. And the results speak well to that. A simple design built to high quality. Well done.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 11:39 AM

Well done!! Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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