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Arts and Crafts Style Chimney Cupboard

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Project by woodenwarrior posted 07-28-2013 08:49 PM 2301 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my version of a chimney cupboard this morning. Its not Shaker style and not quite Arts and Crafts…it’s my style. This is one of the first pieces that I designed myself and I feel that it worked out handsomely.

Its built of quartersawn white oak throughout with walnut inlays on the sides and a small walnut inlay on the center rail on the front. The piece was finished with a red mahogany base stain, a wash coat of garnet shellac, a dark walnut glaze and a finish coat of garnet shellac. The piece was finally rubbed out with steelwool and wax.

The dimensions of the cupboard are 78” tall, 20” wide and 12” deep.

It was definitely a lot of fun to build this and my wife (the intended recipient) LOVES it. So we’ll score this one a win.

Thanks for looking!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda





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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 11:12 PM

It is a nice looking project. Did you secure it to the wall in any way?

-- Art

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MadeinMT

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 11:48 PM

Gorgeous. I’ve made (and posted) a chimney cabinet but mine is far simpler than your beautiful piece.

-- Ron, Montana

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 02:39 AM

beautiful work! great shape and colour. I like the inlay detail on the side.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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woodenwarrior

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 09:26 AM

AandCstyle, I made a small french cleat to keep it from tipping forward. That was one of those requests my wife made. I have a two year old and knowing the way she is, I think it was a good call.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 02:33 PM

Very nice. I really like this cabinet, you did a great job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 03:19 PM

Super job!

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 04:59 PM

Great work, love the arts and crafts style….

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

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Bill Huffman

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#8 posted 07-10-2014 04:12 AM

Just beautiful. I have worked with my fair share of Oak, and I could never get that deep of a finish, that looked naturally aged, yours looks like a 100 year old family heirloom. Amazing job.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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