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Forum topic by psfolio posted 1447 days ago 1157 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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psfolio

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1447 days ago

Well here we go, this is the start of my next project. I chose this as my second project because I can really push myself to make something great and I love Shaker & Krenov style pieces. So here we are. I still have a lot of details to figure out, but below are some sketchup renderings.

It is my first time messing with sketchup. I’m not too concerned with the joinery at this stage in the game. I am mainly mocking this up for proportions and function, visual weight etc. Still not sure how to add texture, that will be the next step.

As far as design goes. I took bits and pieces of inspiration and combined it to be something I liked. To me feels pretty balanced. Please chime in with suggestions you may have! BTW, doors will have glass and the two upper shelves will be glass.

There are certain skills that I hope to obtain building this piece. Using SketchUp to create something of my own, Compound curved legs, Hanging doors, Frame and panels, Fitting doors, and blending a variety of wood textures and color to make a balanced piece. All this will be very new to me. I have all the ideas and woods chosen for this piece in my head. I’m pretty confident in my decisions there.

Any suggestions or critique will be greatly appreciated. This is my second real woodworking project. A shaker table and my work bench are the only things under my belt.

Thanks guys!
-Paul

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-- Paul Sebastian | Phoenix, AZ | http://PaulSebastianStudio.com


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CATaylor

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#1 posted 1439 days ago

looks like a great plan..cant wait to see it

-- CA,Arkansas

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#2 posted 1439 days ago

Thanks. I’m still trying to decide on the design and was hoping for any critique people may have. Joinery suggestions etc.

So far the details I have worked out are in wood choices.

Top Case: Quilted Maple
Base: Cherry possibly with Wenge or an ebonized wood toe.
Drawer fronts: TBD
Door Panels: Possibly Spalted Maple
Back Panel: I’m thinking Lace Wood

-- Paul Sebastian | Phoenix, AZ | http://PaulSebastianStudio.com

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Marco Cecala

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#3 posted 1439 days ago

Have you thought about stopping the doors at the top of the drawers and having them exposed? The horizontal element would anchor the lower section of the top and help establish it over the base.

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#4 posted 1439 days ago

Yeah, I have thought of that. I just decided to go with “the surprise element” when the doors are opened. Thought it would be a nice touch. If I were to go with the doors ending above the drawers I think I would have to make the case taller to have the proportions balanced.

-- Paul Sebastian | Phoenix, AZ | http://PaulSebastianStudio.com

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Marco Cecala

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#5 posted 1439 days ago

I follow the logic, looks like you got a winner there. Time to make some sawdust.

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#6 posted 1439 days ago

Thanks Marco. Im really excited for this one.

I’ve been side tracked by a separate project. Making a shaker wall unit. Taking a lot longer than I expected. Then again, doesn’t everything!

I’ll post in my project section as soon as its complete!

On a side note, Any thoughts on wood species?

-- Paul Sebastian | Phoenix, AZ | http://PaulSebastianStudio.com

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Marco Cecala

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#7 posted 1439 days ago

If you wanna play Krenov. Straight grained carcass, fir, rift sawn cherry or mahogany clone. The panels in spalted maple.

I like to mix it up so I don’t copy the masters, just acknowledge them. Base from something with a ribbon stripe like wenge or zebra wood. The main carcass of rift sawn cherry or maple. A fun thing to do for the drawer fronts is to look in the #1 common pile and get some crazy figured walnut. Spalted maple for the panels, maybe put panels on the sides also. The back, maybe plain so it won’t fight for attention with what you put inside.

Can’t wait to see the project!

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#8 posted 1439 days ago

I made this cabinet last winter,with a few on the fly changes.it didnt have the intermediate leg supports
I made 1 door with 2 side lites, I made it for our fund raiser/silent auction for our school
I found the hinges & catches to be teadous, This plan is featured in Wood working MAG last fall i think
There was an artical about Krenov in it
if want t osee a pic email me at toddmoore@conconcorp.com

-- toddmoore@conconcorp.com

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