A Bathroom Cabinet in Walnut

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Project by schnable posted 03-25-2014 07:05 PM 1495 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little bathroom cabinet I build using some air dried walnut. The carcass is hand dovetailed with a mortise and tenon face frame. The door panel was also hand raised in a mortise and tenon frame. The applied moldings were machine made with my trusty porter cable 690. The rough stock prep was all done using machines – TS, jointer, planer – and the final work by hand. (Yes – that is a plywood back you see there; I feel so ashamed.)

I started this project around Christmas and finished a few weekends ago. My wife is thrilled.

-- Andrew

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 08:33 PM

nice job

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 08:57 PM

Maybe if you had stained that back it would not look so obvious. Nice though.

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 09:35 PM

As she well should be. But I’m sure it got you points from her

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 09:58 PM

Beautiful work!

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 12:33 AM

the door panel really brings this to life : ) Nice job !

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

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 12:49 AM

I like the fact that you left some sapwood in the middle of the door. It makes it interesting nice work. .

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 01:21 AM

Great job sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 01:51 AM

What a wonderful creation!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 01:53 AM

looks great. i see no shame in using plywood on the back. no need to use good stock there. plus the plywood will be more stable in a humid bathroom anyway.

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 02:18 AM

NICE work- beautiful wood and use of it.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 09:29 AM

She should be. Great one.
Thanks for posting.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#12 posted 03-26-2014 12:48 PM

Great job! looks really nice. No one will even notice the plywood once it’s filled with stuff, and if someone ever comments you can ask them why were they are going thru your medicine cabinet!

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#13 posted 03-26-2014 06:19 PM

Very tastefully done.

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#14 posted 03-31-2014 03:48 PM

It’s beautiful and well crafted. Great design and build, love the moldings and the walnut is gorgeous.

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#15 posted 10-25-2015 04:41 AM

Air dried walnut is prettier then kiln dried. Not a uniform brown, but it will show sap wood, and wonderful hues of purple, brown and tan. Good job working with it!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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