Jim's Hearthside Cabinets

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Project by lobro4 posted 11-12-2009 06:56 PM 2232 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow doc needed a TV cabinet and book shelves to go in the living room next to his fireplace but did not want to necessarily have permanent built in cabinets. I needed a project and came to his rescue (as it were.) Nothing fancy but I was pleased with the final project. Cabinet construction is from 3/4” oak ply. It is good quality full 3/4” from a specialty wood store in Kansas City. The doors are custom order from some really nice folks in Hot Springs, AR. The face frames are cut form 3/4” oak. The cabinet tops are glue up of 5’4 oak. I did the staining with Minwax Golden Oak. A local shop I use a lot did lacquer.
As of this posting, he hasn’t seen them in his house yet as he was in Texas with his family when I took them over. Hope he likes them!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 06:59 PM

Very nice looking work great job


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#2 posted 11-12-2009 07:00 PM

They look great to me. I’m sure he will love them.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 07:24 PM

Nice job, bro. I saw them when I was there for the game a couple of weeks ago. They changed drastically. Now all you have to do is come see me and I will find all kinds of projects for you.

-- Deacon Tom--Talk to the wood, it won't argue!

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 07:45 PM

Nicely done!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 08:59 PM

Love it.

BTW: Aunt and Uncle are Profs @ KU ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 09:10 PM

I am sure he will love them. They look sturdy – and he can take them with him if he moves.

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#7 posted 11-12-2009 11:56 PM

Nice looking cabinets.

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#8 posted 11-12-2009 11:56 PM

Excellent work! I’d love to do something similar in my living room. I have a similar hearth configuration.

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 03:37 AM

They look good (right at home). Very nice job.

-- John @

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 05:12 AM

Nice, someone is going to be very surprised

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#11 posted 05-20-2010 11:33 AM

Great looking projects

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

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