Pyramid cabinet

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 07-31-2008 12:36 AM 2922 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the pyramid cabinet. The pyramids are made out of mdf as idividual squares. They were cut standing on the saw. I can’t remember the angle but I think it was somewhere’s between 5 and 10 degrees. They were then biscuited together and put on a jig I made to pull them all together tight and square. The doors have touch latches so there is no ugly hardware. The finish is lacquer paint.

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#1 posted 07-31-2008 01:33 AM

That’s the nicest MDF I’ve seen. I like the way light plays the angles. Thank you for sharing.

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#2 posted 07-31-2008 01:56 AM

THat is a great look. great piece

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#3 posted 07-31-2008 02:06 AM

Did you use an automotive paint on the cabinet? Looks like a car-quality finish.

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#4 posted 07-31-2008 02:12 AM

Wow, nice job. I tried making similar squares out of red oak using 12 deg angle with a standing cut on the TS. I was never able to get all 4 lines to hit the corners.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 07-31-2008 02:21 AM

I really like this piece! I have done one in a similar vein and I understand the work you went through to make this come out square. Mine was done with four tapered veneers for each pyramid that were then veneered to a substrate. Each of the four pieces were tapered from 1/4” at the point to 1/16” at the outer edges.

Here is what mine looked like;

The pyramid surface really adds texture to the piece.

That’s quite a finish. I’ve never seen MDF look like that. Well done!

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#6 posted 07-31-2008 06:05 AM

I love your style!

Great craftsmanship.

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#7 posted 07-31-2008 07:15 AM

Wow, nice job.

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#8 posted 07-31-2008 02:51 PM

Really nice :)

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#9 posted 07-31-2008 02:56 PM

I echo John’s comment. It is very hard to make small things into three dimensional squares, the starting point for the pyramids. I had real trouble when I tried to make the puzzles that GaryK posted a few days ago. Forty something cubes I think. On cheap equipment no less. Whew!

Good work!

-- Jim

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#10 posted 07-31-2008 11:54 PM

Very nice.

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