Quarter sawn Oak Stereo Cabinet

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Project by mark24 posted 02-21-2009 04:44 AM 4413 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this cabinet to hold my stereo (before ipods :) ) so that my components
were at eye level. Behind the doors are several pullout shelves holding all of my cd’s.
I also tinker with stained glass, so I made the glass panel for this as well. This was my first
attempt at glazing, and I was pleased with the results.

-- Formula for success: under promise and over deliver. Mark, WI

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 04:59 AM

Looks really good. Can’t see the stained glass too well. Hey – I really like those square plugs you did. Did you actually cut them or were they purchased? I’ve read some tips on how to cut them on a miter saw and get them to come out looking good – but never tinkered with it.


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#2 posted 02-21-2009 06:12 AM

Very nice! I really like the effect glazing had on the QSWO that you used here.

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 09:55 PM

I made the plugs. Basically just take a length of stick, say 1/2” x 1/2” for example,
and touch the four sides to an edge sander or disc sander, or even your belt sander
clamped to your bench on it’s side. Lightly touch each side so they all meet in the center.
Use guide lines to ensure all will be uniform. Then cut it to the finished length. Mine go in about 1/4” or so. I squared out the holes using a mortising chisel bit
(minus the bit) and a mallet.

-- Formula for success: under promise and over deliver. Mark, WI

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 06:03 PM

Great looking cabinet. I have worked with sand blasted wildlife scenes in my gun cabinets (Posted on my sight.) but never done stained glass. Another thing I would like to try some day. Love seeing quarter sawn oak cabinets. Planning on doing my new kitchen in it this fall. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 06:18 PM

Thanks Tom, I have only done stained glass a few times, and those peices were
all straight cuts. It is pretty easy, and if you have the patience to do woodworking ,
you should be able to tackle it no problem. I do the copper foil method.
As far as quartersawn oak….there is something about it I just love. Maybe it just
reminds of older Early American woodwork. I am currently building a bar in my basement.
The backbar is QSO, and I designed it to resemble an old ornate tavern (small version) I should post some pics of its progress.

-- Formula for success: under promise and over deliver. Mark, WI

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