Quartersawn White Oak Cabinet

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Project by Timber4fun posted 07-25-2008 03:22 PM 2408 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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

Very, very nice piece!

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

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

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

-- Phil in British Columbia

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

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

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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

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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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

Good thinking Dave! Thanks for all the comments guys.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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

Really good looking cabinet.

-- Andy Stark

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#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!

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

Beautiful cabinet, Tim.

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#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

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