Quartersawn White Oak Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Timber4fun posted 07-25-2008 03:22 PM 2069 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Quartersawn White Oak Cabinet
Quartersawn White Oak Cabinet No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I made this quartersawn white oak cabinet for my wife about 10 years ago. In usual format, my wife came to me with a picture and I simply tried my best to replicate. I really like working with quartersawn white oak. I used a walnut stain with a wipe-on poly finish. I followed that up with some paste wax and buffed that out. The shelves are plate glass. I installed two lights at the top that are connected to a switch on the backside. The light flows through the cabinet. As you can see, my wife has it filled up.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

12 comments so far

View CharlieM1958's profile


16097 posts in 3257 days

#1 posted 07-25-2008 03:25 PM

Very, very nice piece!

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

View stanley2's profile


335 posts in 2834 days

#2 posted 07-25-2008 03:34 PM

Nice work Tim – a challenge to glue up, I bet.

-- Phil in British Columbia

View Timber4fun's profile


217 posts in 2639 days

#3 posted 07-25-2008 03:41 PM

Phil – compared to the canoe, it was nothing. :)

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

View tenontim's profile


2131 posts in 2783 days

#4 posted 07-25-2008 04:40 PM

Very nice work. What kind of lights did you use? Thanks for the post.

View Timber4fun's profile


217 posts in 2639 days

#5 posted 07-25-2008 07:42 PM

If I recall (it was 10 years ago), they are small round halogen light fixtures—similar to what you would see under a kitchen cabinet. I am not sure of the brand. I picked them up at Lowe’s or similar store. I would say they are about 3 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick. They are just attached on the inside and hidden by the wood frame of the cabinet. They tend to get a bit hot and I would guess they are not as efficient as some of the newer fixtures and light bulbs today—after all we are in a “green” movement right now. :) They put off some nice light that cascades well.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

View daveintexas's profile


365 posts in 2915 days

#6 posted 07-26-2008 04:06 AM

That is a sweet cabinet, I am sure the wife is happy.
Now you just have to remember that for each new project you build for the wife, it requires a new tool.

Thanks for posting

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 2813 days

#7 posted 07-26-2008 06:06 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Timber4fun's profile


217 posts in 2639 days

#8 posted 07-26-2008 02:53 PM

Good thinking Dave! Thanks for all the comments guys.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

View relic's profile


343 posts in 2975 days

#9 posted 07-27-2008 12:20 AM

Really good looking cabinet.

-- Andy Stark

View Dusty56's profile


11777 posts in 2727 days

#10 posted 07-29-2008 06:12 PM

very nice work and the lighting is great for showing off all of the treasures inside .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2712 days

#11 posted 10-18-2011 04:30 PM

Beautiful cabinet, Tim.

View Timber4fun's profile


217 posts in 2639 days

#12 posted 10-18-2011 04:50 PM

Thanks. Still standing. I learned a lot from that project. Just picked up some quartersawn white oak lumber recently. I’ll have to get to work. I have not decided on anything yet.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics