Cherry cabinet

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 07-28-2008 07:30 PM 2504 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was built on a whim. I walked into the shop one day and just started cutting. The cabinet is Cherry, the Legs are purple heart, the door panels are Crotch Mahogany, and the pulls are ebony. I carved the top by hand and put a 1/4” piece of beveled glass over it. I used concealed european hinges because I was a young buck (still am, but that was a few years ago) and didn’t feel the same way about craftsmanship and quality that I do now. I would have used brusso knife hinges on this project had I built it today. A year after I built this project a client called out of no where asking about it. He had found it on woodweb. He purchased the cabinet and had us make a matching built in entertainment center. Life grants us with good things sometimes.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 07:36 PM

the cabinet is beautiful

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#2 posted 07-28-2008 07:53 PM

Beautiful cabinet and nice carving.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 07:56 PM

Carving and marquetry. I like your style and sense for embellishment. Welcome to LJ’s, I’m sure you have much to offer the group. I see that you have a mindset for experimentation and a theoretical underpinning. Good stuff, Kol.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 07-28-2008 07:57 PM

That is a neat cabinet, the woods look good together. BUT- since there are no pics of the entertainment center…...........................

Thanks for posting

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#5 posted 07-28-2008 08:11 PM

Nice looking cabinet. Your shop is way to clean. You need to throw some sawdust on the floor. :) I really like the design of the cabinet. Excellent work.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#6 posted 07-28-2008 09:55 PM

Cool design, great wood selection and very nice details.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#7 posted 07-28-2008 10:24 PM

Very nice! I hadn’t really thought about the euro hinges until you mentioned it, but now that I think about it they probably aren’t the best selection for a cabinet this ornate. Fine for kitchen cabinets and similar items, but not the best choice for beautiful work like this. Welcome!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#8 posted 07-29-2008 01:38 AM

Buetifull peice. How did u attach the case it self to the legs?

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#9 posted 07-29-2008 01:40 AM

Very nice looking. I wish I could carve like that.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 07-29-2008 01:42 AM

beautiful piece. No surprise you got a cold-call sale for it. Looks great! Welcome to LJ’s

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#11 posted 07-29-2008 02:07 AM

the cabinet itself has 4 turned “feet” that are like bun feet for decoration (not just dowels) that are turned skinnier at the top and bottom to make pegs that fit into holes. Basically like doweling it together but with the dowl having a bunned foot effect thus lifting the cabinet off of the runners. The runners are then dovetailed into the front and back aprons. You can see a portion of these dovetails if you look closely. I hope that makes sense and explains how it is assembled.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 07-29-2008 02:30 AM

Beautiful. I wish you had a picture of the matching E-center.

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#13 posted 07-29-2008 03:52 AM

I posted a picture of the Entertainment center after I posted this one. Just go into my gallery.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 07-30-2008 03:24 PM

I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I like it!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 08-01-2008 05:56 AM

Outstanding design I like how all the elements come together.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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