Fallen Soldier Cabinet

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 443 days ago 729 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my design taken from a house of a famous writer that I toured in Paris. I saw a similar cabinet there and it seemed like a great design for a small space. It hangs on the wall and the front folds down to a desk. The centerpiece on the front folds down to become the support for the desk. As you can see from the pictures, mine has a carved fallen soldier memorial with the words “Freedom comes at a Price”. I will be auctioning this at our annual fund raiser for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation and the EOD Memorial. The woods used are Black Walnut, Alder, Birdseye Maple and Padauk. All the joints are sliding dovetail (probably won’t do this again but I enjoyed the experiment). I flocked the backing and used a wax finish for the cabinet. The catch is an antique brass handle I purchased off ebay. and the cabinet hangs with a French cleat in the rear. The door panels were extra from an earlier project.

I hope some find inspiration to build something like this, I think it is a great space saver where you don’t have room for a desk.

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#1 posted 443 days ago

Very nice thought and execution of what looks to be a rather advanced project. Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 443 days ago

Very cool design… Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan

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#3 posted 443 days ago

Thank you, I have to build something now to display it on for the auction. It really needs to be mounted on a wall.

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#4 posted 443 days ago

Nice job Mike. I recognize those doors, as well as that cut of walnut for the table!

You oughta just use a vertical plywood sheet (with a 2×4 triangular base) to mount it on for the auction – I think that would probably be the cheapest way to do it.

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#5 posted 442 days ago

Very nice project and a great cause.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 441 days ago

Wow it looks fantastic! Great design and lovely details especially the carving. That should do well in the auction. Great job!

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