Ginko Cabinet

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Project by Gary2 posted 174 days ago 700 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed a project that has taken far to long to complete. But the learning process was amazing. The case is veneered sapele inside and out, maple drawers, ebonized poplar base, and basswood ginko carvings. Each of the case sides and doors are made of 9 laminations of wood – 3 plywood for the substrate and 6 pieces of veneer. All veneering was done with dead weight, clamps, and an electric blanket for heat. If I do another veneering project of this scope, I will definitely invest in a vacuum system – or learn to veneer with hot hide glue. The project is designed for a specific use – to hold place mats and napkins for my customer (aka loml).

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#1 posted 174 days ago

Lots of great work here – one of my favorites is the texture work. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 174 days ago

Very nice. If your wife likes it, mission accomplished.

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#3 posted 174 days ago

Great job, Gary! Your work inspires me.

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#4 posted 174 days ago

very nice looking design

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#6 posted 174 days ago

Elegant. Great design and work. Heirloom piece.

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#7 posted 174 days ago

Beautiful, got some Krenov in there.

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#8 posted 174 days ago

This looks great, nice work.

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#9 posted 174 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Bob is right. That piece is inspirational!!

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#10 posted 174 days ago

Gary, that looks downright professional in all aspects!
I am sure your loml will love it and use it!

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#11 posted 174 days ago

Lovely piece.

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#12 posted 169 days ago

Fine looking cabinet, great design and very well executed. Attractive wood mix and the ginko leaves are great accents. I’m sure she loves it.

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#13 posted 169 days ago

This cabinet is very nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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