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Project by Charles Mullins posted 06-24-2008 09:13 PM 1710 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Folks, my computer has been seriously sick so I have not been able to show some other project completions. (Ignore the date, the camera has the wrong date in it)

This was a cherry cabinet made of some plywood, the sides and interior parts, the back and the counter top at the rear were plywood. Everything else is solid cherry, the table top, legs, door and drawer front, and all trim.

I milled all the trim in my shop.

The cabinet has some lights in the top, a file drawer, and storage areas behind the doors. The computer is behind a door near the end of the table. The keyboard is installed on the drawer under the table.

The monitor and printer go on top and not installed here.

It was a fairly big project. It is made in four sections in order to be able to move it. It was very heavy anyway. Whew!

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#1 posted 06-24-2008 09:26 PM

Very nice, looks great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Greg Wurst

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#2 posted 06-24-2008 09:30 PM

That took some work! The big jobs are really satisfying when they’re done. Nice job!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#3 posted 06-24-2008 09:40 PM

Very nice Charles! The color is beautiful. The lamb’s tongue, fluted columns, and trim add elegance and grace to the project. Well worth the additional time invested!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#4 posted 06-24-2008 09:52 PM

This is a fabulous piece, Charles!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 06-24-2008 10:03 PM

simply sensational. Nice work there SIR Charles. What stain/finish did you apply?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 06-24-2008 10:30 PM

This is fabulous! Very professional.

I love the shelf standards, very old school. Many antiques I have seen use this system. I love it!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 06-25-2008 12:16 AM

Hi Charles

Exquisite detail and design! You are a true craftsman of your trade. You are blessed to have such a skill. An outstanding job on this beautiful piece. People could find none better any where. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-25-2008 07:11 AM

Absolutely exquisite!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 06-25-2008 08:36 AM

Great and beautiful construction. A very nice piece of furniture.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Charles Mullins

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#10 posted 06-25-2008 11:21 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments. I really appreciate it. The customer really likes it and that is the greatest reward.

As far as the finish goes, it was fairly simple and it turned out great. It has Minwax Maghonay stain with lacquer sanding sealer, three coats sprayed, and two coats of Sherwin Williams Dull Rubbed Effect Lacquer finish. I did use some “0000” steelwool to polish some.

I treated the exposed end grain with a coat Minwax wood finish before staining. After it was wiped off I let it dry over night and touched it up the next day.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#11 posted 06-27-2008 11:16 PM

Charlie, Another example of some fine workmanship. The fluted pillasters are great and the chamfered corners really set the piece off. Great work as always!

-- Chuck Bender, 360 WoodWorking, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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Charles Mullins

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 11:31 PM

Thanks, Chuck. That makes me feel real good.

Charlie M.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#13 posted 08-10-2008 03:30 PM

THis is a very nicely crafted piece- WOW- I will have to try your shelf bracket trick. I love treuly love it ! ! !

-- NW wood worker

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#14 posted 11-05-2008 05:44 PM

BEAUTIFUL MAJESTIC PIECE Great vertical lines and arches, its nice how you broke up the horizontal flow by changing elevations on both ends. The vertical supports are masterfully shaped, I like your choise of shelf supports better than any I seen to this day.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#15 posted 03-30-2010 04:08 AM

very nice – interesting way that you designed the adjustable shelves

-- Harold

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