Maple Display Cabinet

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Project by Ron Henricksen posted 07-22-2013 05:09 AM 1667 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those big projects that seems to take me forever. I think the glass kept me from finishing the top half for way to long. Finally worked up the courage to tackle that part and now wonder why I waited so long. This is from plans at the New Yankee Workshop for a Bathroom Cabinet, my son wants to put is HO scale trains in it so we extended it forward about 4 inches from Norms plans. I never thought that I would have enough tools to do one of Norms creations but my wood shop and my skills have grown considerably over the years. As you can see I used some very figured pieces of maple which look great but required a lot of work to get them flat and some tricks to make them smooth. It was great fun and I learned a lot would not hesitate to do a glass project again now that the first is under my belt. Maple construction, tapered glass, and finished in satin wipe on poly.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 10:57 AM

Wow, what a beautiful display cabinet, you did an excellent job….very very nice.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 11:44 AM

Very nice cabinet, Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-22-2013 12:35 PM

Really nice looking cabinet.

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 05:02 PM

Very nice build, great looking cabinet. Like the maple, beautiful features.

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#5 posted 07-22-2013 11:05 PM

Great looking cabinet—you did very well in building this project!

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 06:02 PM

“Good things come to those who wait.” Nice cabinet.

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#7 posted 08-06-2013 02:48 AM

Beautiful display cabinet.

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#8 posted 01-20-2016 09:04 PM

This display cabinet is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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