Walnut Vanity, curved front

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Project by cabinetmaster posted 08-31-2008 03:33 AM 6929 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I finished last week. It was my first attempt at building a curved front cabinet. This cabinet is the first of many cabinets we are building for a multimillion dollar house near Charlotte, NC.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#1 posted 08-31-2008 04:44 AM

Great job. Is there walnut veneer on the center of the drawer fronts.

Looks great.

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#2 posted 08-31-2008 05:32 AM

Great job! Forgive my ignorance, but how is the raised molding done with cope and stick panels like that?



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#3 posted 08-31-2008 06:14 AM

This is a great job.
Talking of “curve drawer” did you steam-bend solid wood or laminate them?

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#4 posted 08-31-2008 10:42 AM

Great job!

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#5 posted 08-31-2008 03:31 PM

Thanks for all the comments, Yes the panel in the middle is 1/4” ply with walnut veneer. The molding is an applied molding which we wetted in water then put in a jig that matched our curve and let to dry for at least 30 hours. The rails were made on the bandsaw and sanded. Since this was a vanity the curved fronts were screwed to the cabinet and not applied to a drawer. The next ones we are working on will have curved doors also and a carved front on top. Will add pictures when that one is done in a couple of weeks.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 08-31-2008 04:20 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 08-31-2008 05:40 PM

Very nice, great job.

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#8 posted 04-04-2009 06:47 PM

like the bent drawers, steam bent, or laminate?

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#9 posted 04-05-2009 12:42 AM

These are false fronts for sinks. They are laminated and assembled.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 05-22-2009 01:45 AM

Beautiful job CM. Well done!

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#11 posted 05-24-2009 09:48 PM

Looks good done. Thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 05-24-2009 09:54 PM

Hey Jerry
As usual another WOW project. couldn’t you just mock up a door on a orange crate to make us all feel better just once. LOL The bowed front looks really nice. super finish. It looks like what it is HIGH END. A++++

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#13 posted 05-24-2009 10:03 PM

very nice, what materials and methods did you use ? make any special jigs or fixtures?

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#14 posted 05-24-2009 10:10 PM

I’m sorry Dan. I did not realize I had not posted that information. This cabinet was built from Mahogany and has a burl veneer panels. No special jigs or fixtures on ths cabinet. Just used 10/4 lumber and cut the bowed top and bottom rails on a bandsaw to the arch.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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