Cabinet w\ cutting board

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Project by SawdustJunky posted 08-28-2010 08:38 PM 2327 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here’s the new project. My wife had been after me (5 years) to build a cabinet with cutting board to match our cherry cabinets in the kitchen. I ran out of excuses so off to the store I went. I purchase most of my hardwood from a local saw mill at 25% of the big box store cost. Unfortunately he was out of s2s cherry so this left me at the mercy of another hardwood distributor. Man is cherry expensive when you have to pay shelf price. I don’t deal much in cherry so this was a real shock. I can build the cabinet from mahogany cheaper. Oh well in the end it is all about the pleasure and use you get from the piece you build. My wife is happy, I’m happy it is done and now it is on to the next project. Thanks and many blessings to those who sent suggestions on finishing the top….

Cabinet description: total height including wheels 35 1/2 …width 24 1/2×24 1/2
base is 3/4 cherry plywood
face frame is solid 3/4 cherry
top is dark cherry and maple finished with mineral oil
3 inch wheels

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 12:36 AM

Looking nice!! Plus you made her happy and youself happy!
Thats what counts!
Great Job!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 02:36 AM

Great looking project and attitude. If we really looked at making or saving money with hobby woodworking I’m afraid we’d all find other places to dump our money. IMHO it really is about the pleasure for the vast majority of us. Thanks for posting, looking good.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 03:35 AM

Don’t tell us you’re going to let your wife cut on that board ! ! ! No way! That’s far too nice. The cabinet looks gorgeous, too.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 03:42 AM

That’s really nice! What did you use to finish the cabinet?

-- "How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?"

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#5 posted 08-29-2010 04:26 AM

Nice work! I really like the multi color top. Great finish and detail.

-- Mike, Florida,

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#6 posted 08-29-2010 12:34 PM

Very nice cabinet.Top board looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-29-2010 03:11 PM

CyBorge….stain finish, 1st coat was oil base gunstock, 2nd coat was oil base mission oak wiped on and off in 5 minutes. To create the highlights in the recesses I mixed mission oak and poly thinned out. Wipe on and off immediately. Let it all dry, applied 3 coats of poly with a sparyer.

LWLF, yes she will use it as a cutting board…..while I grin and grit my teeth and silently scream…NO, NO, NO

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 10:17 PM

Very nice cabinet and cutting board. Fits right in that kitchen!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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