A Stepback Cupboard

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Project by bandit571 posted 02-01-2018 12:51 AM 1221 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Called a Stepback Cupboard, because the upper half “steps” back….will be going into a corner, between an outside wall, and a Chimney bumpout. Made from Ash. Used 1/4” plywood for the drawer bottom and the backs of the two cases. Hinges were from a yard sale last year. Finish is about 2-3 coats of Amber Shellac. Handcut, halfblind dovetails for the drawer front. This thing stands just over 6’3” tall…

walnut plugs to cover counter-bored screws. Both doors have raised panels, made with a handplane..or three.
Upper half is to be a bookcase. First Project of 2018.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 02-01-2018 02:13 AM

Very well built. Classic design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-01-2018 03:51 AM

Nice job, Bandit. Is it the lighting, or is the piece kinda orange looking?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 02-01-2018 05:49 AM

Looks good Bandit !!

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#4 posted 02-01-2018 06:26 AM

Looks good, Reminded me I got to do some practicing, have a couple sets of half blinds to do!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 02-01-2018 01:12 PM

Bandit, I have enjoyed watching the build on this. It came out beautiful!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 02-01-2018 01:36 PM

Build looks good… only takes a little more effort to finish the drawer and inside the cabinet.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 02-01-2018 05:01 PM

This cupboard is a beautiful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 02-01-2018 10:11 PM

Nice job Bandit. I going to read about the build.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 02-01-2018 10:13 PM

Bandit I saw this project via twiter dot com because I follow the LJ acct. the project is fantastic. A lovely cupboard. Huzzah!

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#10 posted 02-01-2018 10:40 PM

Nice piece Bandit!

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#11 posted 02-01-2018 10:52 PM

I like it Bandit.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#12 posted 02-02-2018 02:01 AM

The Amber Shellac gave things a Golden colour….camera turned it a bit orange….

I do not usually finish the insides of drawers. Takes too long to get the smell out.

The “open area” between the two units has been closed, now..

Made a simple little drawer…

Thanks for following along.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#13 posted 02-02-2018 06:55 AM

Great start to 2018, Bandit! Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 02-03-2018 11:11 PM

Fine looking cabinet—a very nice addition to your home!

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