Base for 30 year old cabinet

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Project by MC posted 03-23-2015 09:55 PM 1294 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received a request to build a base (box with a drawer) for a display case that had been built by another woodworker 30 years earlier. The base I built raised the cabinet 10 inches higher off the floor. It took a few tries on some pieces of scrap oak to come up with the right combination of finish to match the much older red oak. The magic combination I used was a 1 pound cut of amber shellac followed by Minwax Early American topped off with poly. In the end it turned out to be a very close match. First picture is the older cabinet on the new base; the last picture is the cabinet before the base was added.

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 04:27 AM

Very nice, the base looks like it is part of the original cabinet, matches really well…great job.

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

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 10:00 AM

Great looking cabinet.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 10:26 PM

What you have accomplished here is so much harder than it looks. as for matching the finish you hit it out of the park.

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 11:01 PM

Thanks for the comments.

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