Copy of Antique China Cabinet

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Project by Todd Swartwood posted 09-09-2013 10:07 PM 1164 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One day while I was installing a solid surface counter top in a customers home I noticed an Antique China Cabinet in their dinning room. I really liked the design so I asked and received permission to take pictures of it.
I latter studied the pictures and started designing the cabinet in the picture. I changed a number of things, first making the doors with glass panels, then adding the coffee mug shelf underneath. I then finished it with 3 coats of sanding sealer, and 2 coats of catalyzed lacquer. Sanding to 220 between the first 3 coats of finish.
I normally do not repeat pcs., I have however built a number of this design for customers since.
Thanks for looking, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 04:09 AM

This is awesome. Love the design and attention to detail. Great job

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 04:14 AM


Beautiful set of dishes! And, oh yes, the cabinet is really nice, too.


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#3 posted 09-10-2013 09:12 AM

Great work to store china… Well done.

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

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#4 posted 09-10-2013 03:27 PM

Thank you for your kind words, if their is something I can post to help with a project Just ask.
As I am heading towards opening my woodworking school it would help me as well.
Thanks again, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 03:37 PM

That turned out beautifully. Real nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 09-10-2013 03:54 PM

Very nicely done and most attractive—good way to show off Moma’s china.

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 03:28 AM

That’s a great piece. Really well done.

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#8 posted 09-13-2013 06:20 PM

Beautiful cabinet! Like the design and the finish. A great storage for precious flat wares. Great job!

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