Crystal corner cabinet

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Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino posted 02-09-2009 11:32 PM 2932 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The crystal corner cabinet was completed in 1992. It was totally hand carved according to my personal interpretation of the 18 th. Century styles in France and England. It was entirely made of kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis) rescued from a charcoal producing plant. The finishing was done with a personally prepared wax (carnauba, bee’s wax, turpentine, etc.). The project was entirely drawn by me. Only hand tools were used except for the large board sawing. The finishing was done with a personally prepared wax (carnauba, bee’s wax, turpentine, etc.). The total time for completion (one year and 3 months) includes many interruption gaps (months).
Dimensions: 50” high x 22” wide x 13” deep

-- Dilo

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 11:34 PM

Another beautiful piece!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 11:45 PM

Darn, I was just going to make one like that! Really, If I could make part of that in my life I’d be happy. Unbelievable!!! Finest of the fine! Straight to the museum with that. Congratulations!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 02-10-2009 12:07 AM


You are just awesome, especially making all this fantastic furniture in a lttle shop. Just wonderful. Glad you joined LJ’s.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 02-10-2009 12:50 AM

Gorgeous work my friend

-- scmichael

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#5 posted 02-10-2009 01:11 AM

A master piece as always. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-10-2009 01:20 AM

Always the best work in your postings. Another masterpiece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 02-10-2009 03:30 AM

Amazing! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 02-10-2009 05:07 AM

As your other works, this too is a piece of art and craftsmanship both at the highest levels.

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#9 posted 02-10-2009 06:07 AM

Once again your on top of my favorite LJ.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#10 posted 02-10-2009 07:19 AM

Totally amazing craftsmanship …Such delicate feet / legs / stretchers , and all of the fine details in your carvings are just awesome ! Looking forward to your next masterpiece : )

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

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#11 posted 02-10-2009 04:02 PM

Awesome again!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#12 posted 02-10-2009 10:40 PM


It is time to give up the day job and take on woodworking full time. You could sell your furniture and retire to a life of liesure making museum quality pieces. No more taking one, two, or three years to make a piece. Do two or three a year and live like a king. The world deserves more of your work. You deserve more reward for your work. Your wife deserves better and so do you.


-- Jim

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#13 posted 02-11-2009 02:42 AM

The work you do is Truly amazing.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. [email protected]

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#14 posted 02-11-2009 05:20 PM

The detail work you put into you peices is gorgeous. Beautiful job on all you do you are a very talented.


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#15 posted 03-21-2009 07:56 PM

Your carving technique is exquisite. I love the curves and fullness of your work. Maybe you will share a video of you working with us. Please continue to share your work.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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