Coopered-Top Banjo Cabinet

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Project by RedBeard posted 05-29-2009 01:39 AM 2146 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was the final project for my Into to Woodworking class at Red Rocks Community College. I needed a decent place to keep my banjo, and this is the design that resulted. The primary wood is Sassafras with Walnut accent pieces, and African Mahogany ply in the side panels. The top is a coopered panel, which was tricky, but a lot of fun to build. I hope you all like it.

-- Measure once, cut twice

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 01:43 AM

That’s one cool cabinet. I really like the round top good Job.

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 02:50 AM

No humidity control, as the cabinet is not air-tight. It stays pretty dry out here in Colorado, and I haven’t noticed any issues. I am considering adding a top-light, but I haven’t found the right fixture. Thank you for the comments.

-- Measure once, cut twice

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 03:28 AM


Sure beats sitting in the corner like mine- but I can’t play it so I guess it doesn’t matter.

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

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 02:44 PM

Love the book match grain…........nice job.

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 06:34 PM

All I see is a clock ticking in that beautiful box. That is so cool. Coopered huh? That’s something I want to learn, maybe you could do a video for us here on LJs. Amazing work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 04:06 AM

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 02:52 PM

That is an absolutely stunning case, I really like this piece. I’m learning to play the banjo, and that is one nice case. Not to mention a nice banjo!

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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