curly cherry cabinet

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Project by jcsterling posted 04-25-2014 04:24 PM 2630 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

curly cherry cabinet with spalted elm door panels. 16” deep x 36 1/2” long x 30 1/2” tall. finished with odies oil. cedar veneer ply used for drawer bottoms. red oak drawer sides. the spalted elm came from a tree that was downed in a storm 3 years ago. I sawed off some planks freehand with my chainsaw and let it do its thing until I decided to use it this year.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 04:28 PM

This is beautiful, love the elm.

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 05:22 PM

beautiful piece john, love the dove tails and like the spalted elm, we had a elm come down about a week ago, it fell across the rail tracks just down the road, i went and got about 11 rounds for someone to use as a turning project, right now i have them all packed in sawdust…., but love your cabinet…

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 06:37 PM

Very nice all around.

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#4 posted 04-25-2014 07:13 PM

beautiful piece, very nice work!

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#5 posted 04-25-2014 09:51 PM

Stunning cabinet! The spalted elm was a perfect choice.

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#6 posted 04-25-2014 11:00 PM

Great combination. Gorgeous piece.

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#7 posted 04-25-2014 11:11 PM

The design is great, as well as the execution

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#8 posted 04-25-2014 11:35 PM

Wonderful piece of furniture.

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#9 posted 04-26-2014 12:23 AM

Beautiful job with some very unusual wood. And it will only get more beautiful as that cherry ages.

I’ve cut a lot of dead elm but have never seen that much spalting.

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#10 posted 04-26-2014 03:38 AM

Beautiful design. :-)
I love the elm panels.

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#11 posted 04-26-2014 01:01 PM

Beautiful, as are the other works of art on your website.
Very talented woodworker.

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#12 posted 04-26-2014 01:15 PM

Nice piece of work


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#13 posted 04-26-2014 01:34 PM

That is beautiful John!

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#14 posted 04-26-2014 01:47 PM

Great work. That is really a nice looking piece

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#15 posted 04-26-2014 01:56 PM

Classy piece

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