first commision: entertainment cabinet in soft maple

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Project by MichiganKeel posted 08-14-2015 03:38 PM 1333 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend was shopping for entertainment centers when I casually commented that I could make him one. He showed me what they were looking at and I adopted the design elements to come up with this mult-piece unit.

-- I keep cutting and cutting and it's STILL too short

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#1 posted 08-14-2015 05:28 PM

That’s great work. I like the simplicity of the design and finish—it allows the natural beauty of the maple to be the star. I’m glad the angled shelf standards are a hip thing right now, pretty cool. I also like the beefy shelf standards and cabinet feet—they give the whole thing a strong and weighted feeling. And I think your door joinery looks very nice. The rail tenons coming all the way through the stiles is very strong—something that stub tenons on cope and stick doors lack. If this was your first commissioned work, then clear your schedule because there is surely more in your future. Bravo.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#2 posted 08-14-2015 06:06 PM

Very nice. Modern but not too much so.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 08-14-2015 09:46 PM

Very nice work. I like the clear finish on natural maple. Very clean look to it.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 01:59 AM

Are they planning on getting a bigger TV?

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