Curio Cabinet

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Project by Tim_H posted 04-02-2013 06:07 PM 1106 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first large solid wood project.My wife wanted to have a place to display some trinkets we have collected and I figured it was a perfect opportunity to get in the shop which at the time referred to “my” side of the garage when I pulled my truck out and moved all my tools into place ( I have since stopped parking in the garage all together so I can work more efficiently).

I made this out of oak purchased at Lowes. The glass on the front and sides is all tempered as are the adjustable shelves. Wood to the wise, tempered glass is EXPENSIVE!!! I ended up blowing the budget on the glass and I probably would just buy normal glass next time but the way I built this if one of the panels on either side breaks than the whole cabinet would be garbage! The top is two pieces of wood sandwiched together and routed, then I wrapped it with 1/2 round molding to give it a nice look. I “inlay-ed” the shelf standards to give them more strength (4th picture).

Overall I am fairly happy with this project and have been collecting black walnut from craigslist when I can find someone who has a piece or two left over so I can get started on some built ins and a credenza for the living room.

One question for the experienced wood worker. What would you say is the “Style” of this piece?

Thanks for looking, all comments/questions/advice are welcomed.

-- "If at first you don't succeed....get a bigger hammer"

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 02:51 PM

Nice job on the cabinet Tim,first furniture piece is always your proudest. As far as the style goes, if the wife likes it,its the right style———-period.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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