cherry cabinet

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Project by rjb37 posted 343 days ago 725 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in the lumberyard buying some pine when I saw 2 quarter panels of cherry for sale for $15 each so I snagged both and made this cabinet with them. The carcass is the cherry plywood along with the shelf. The drawers are pine boxes with cherry fronts. The remainder of the cabinet is all solid cherry including the knobs.

I made this one after I had made the pine one I posted yesterday.
The back is 1/2” solid cherry bead board I had for over 6 years waiting to use it on something like this. I put the “defect” in the interior of the cabinet because I like these.
I did the same detail that holds the glass in that I did on the pine cabinet. It’s a big “L” shaped rabbeted piece that I like better then tiny pieces of 1/4 round.
Did a better job on the drawers this time as I learned how to make dovetails by hand so all my drawers will now be made this way.
This cabinet keeps the other two company and they commiserate together.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 343 days ago

It’s a nice cabinet. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 343 days ago

Beautiful little cabinet and well made…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 343 days ago

Nice, love the dovetails.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#4 posted 343 days ago

Lovely cabinet, I’m thinking the ‘defect’ just adds to the character of the piece. Sort of a beauty mark!

-- Smitty

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#5 posted 343 days ago

Thanks to all for the comments. Of the pine and cherry cabinets I made, I like this the best. I think cherry is one of the most beautiful woods to work.

-- accidental woodworker

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#6 posted 343 days ago

nice craftmenship.

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#7 posted 341 days ago

A very nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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