Wall Curio Cabinet

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Project by TerryS posted 02-07-2014 06:29 PM 1029 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually built this curio cabinet a couple years ago. My wife liked it so much she wanted me to build another one.
Then her friend saw it one day and she wondered if I would build one for her. Of course I said yes…
The wood is black walnut as one can obviously see in the photos. After some thought, the size ended up being 12”
by 14” by 3” deep. All the angles were cut at 22 1/2 degrees and the mating parts held together with biscuits and glue. The back mirror was cut to appropriate angles along with the front door glass. The glass and mirror were held in place with small beads of silicone. Shallow dados were cut into the inner sides for glass shelving prior to assembly. My choice for finish was a rub-on polyurethane.

As you can see, a small wood project can add a lot of attraction for any room in your home.


-- Terry

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 06:33 PM

This is a really nice piece. You did a fine job on it.

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 02-07-2014 06:50 PM

This is a real looker. Nice writeup on your method.
Seems like the door and front glass could be optional…..................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 10:25 PM

Very nice curio cabinet Terry, the walnut looks great. You have done an excellent job, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 12:36 AM

Very well done !
Is the “3 inch depth” including the door ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 02:56 AM

Nice looking cabinet, I like the shape of it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 02:28 PM

That’s one attractive cabinet, very nice octagon design and the walnut is gorgeous. Great job!

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#7 posted 02-13-2014 05:49 PM

To answer Dusty, the cabinet is 3” inches deep and the door is 3/4” inches.


-- Terry

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 02:35 AM

Thank you very much : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 04-15-2015 01:31 AM

Beautiful! Gotta love that black walnut.

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