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Project by JeremyMorgan posted 04-10-2013 04:40 AM 2058 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a very enjoyable project throughout the entire process from design to construction. I really appreciated all the feedback and suggestions that I received from the folks here. I have been intrigued with Greene and Greene style pieces for awhile and this was a great piece to try some of their design elements.

The case and door frames are made from Mahogany while the door panels are ambrosia maple. I re-sawed the panels before I ended up buying a band saw so I lost quite a bit of material to the kerf. This gives the book-matched panels a bit more character. The back panel is actually spalted maple plywood left over from another project.

Joinery for the case is simple finger joints. These were easy to cut and look great on this project I think. The door frames are mortise and tenon. I cut the mortises by drilling out most of the waste and chopping them square with a mortiser chisel in a handle that I picked up at Rockler. This worked pretty well though I think I need to get a honing cone as the chisels are not as sharp as I would like.

I have more pictures and details on the build on my blog. http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/2013/04/it-sure-feels-nice-to-finish-project.html

Thanks again to everyone for the feedback during the design process.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 08:16 AM

Great job and nice set up! Love the G&G style. I’m lucky enough to live here in Southern California where I get to visit some of there work like the Gamble House. Amazing designers, i would have loved to eet them and the Hall brothers who did alot of the woodworking for them.

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

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 03:11 PM

I remember seeing this take shape on the forums. Great to see it finished.

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

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 04:14 PM

This turned out awesome. The details are incredible, I really like the diff. sized plugs on the doors.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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JeremyMorgan

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 04:20 PM

Thanks. The inspiration for the multiple size plugs was from looking through the two books that I bought while designing this. Darrell Peart’s books has some great photos and Robert Lang “Shop drawings” book was helpful in providing nice layout views and some key dimensions for reference.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/

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Mark Kornell

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 08:25 PM

Very nice!

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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NaFianna

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 10:22 PM

Mmmmm! The Glenfiddich looks like its taking a bit of a hiding.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 10:33 PM

It turned out great.

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Daniel Towler

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 11:20 PM

nice addition to the man cave.

-- "Luck favors the prepared" Edna Mode in 'The Incredibles'

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 04-11-2013 12:53 AM

Great looking Scotch cabinet! I love Greene & Greene designs, and your’s looks great!

For your next bottle, let me recommend 18-year-old, Glenmorangie single malt. It’s a bit spendy, but you’ll like it!

And a question for you: did you make the table underneath your cabinet? If so, can you tell me where you got the plans? Thanks!

-- Dean

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JeremyMorgan

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 04:27 AM

Dean, I have tried the Glenmorangie..not sure if it was the 18 yo..and it is indeed a fine bottle. The current collection is getting a bit thin. I am down to that last dram, which I can’t bear to drink, in several of those bottles. I have spent enough on tools lately, its time to start shopping for a new bottle to help round out the cabinet.

I didn’t build the table, it was a antique store find. It does its job well enough but is in pretty rough shape. Someday I may have to try and rebuild it as the top is coming apart at the seams.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/

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CalgaryGeoff

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#11 posted 09-26-2013 03:03 AM

Spaulted door panels with dark rail and styles and one great combination. I like the look.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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