Carved Spanish Entertaiment Cabinet

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Project by Ted Williams and Brian Kelly posted 04-28-2013 12:07 PM 1228 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Four years ago my partner and I (Brian Kelly and Ted Williams) produced a guest house casework and mill project for a fellow woodworking firm. His client recently requested that we execute an additional cabinet for the main house as an entertainment center.

Crafted by Brian Kelly, the material is African mahogany with a maple interior. All surfaces are either carved or hand planed and scraped to represent an 18th century finish reminiscent of the period furniture in their collection.
The piece posed some unique problems as had the earlier project. All pieces had to be cut and assembled prior to carving, then disassembled for final assembly and finishing before applying to the interior casebody.
The finish is a low sheen water-based lacquer with hand rubbed wearing before glazing.

Brian Kelly and Ted Williams work can be seen at:

We now are producing fine tools, jigs and fixtures for small professional and amateur woodworkers.
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-- elcw and bdk

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#1 posted 04-28-2013 12:59 PM

This is a beautiful piece and I really do like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-28-2013 01:51 PM

Very nice, thanks for sharing with us!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 02:02 PM


-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 04-29-2013 07:10 PM

Brian and Ted,

Really nice work. It reminds me of a large dresser I had custom-made in Mexico many years ago, but your finishing is much better. I refinished mine after it was shipped to me because I wasn’t fond of the “tarred” look.

Welcome to LJs and thanks for sharing.


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#5 posted 05-01-2013 03:01 PM

Very fine looking cabinet! Great build, design and carving. Has some heirloom quality. Superb work!

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