Spalted Yellow Birch Shaker Wall Cabinet

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Project by AdirondackJeff posted 03-24-2018 07:37 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

7 years in the making. Cutting the tree, letting it sit while the horses chewed on it for a few years, milling, air drying, kiln drying, resawing, planing, etc. Mortise and tenon and dovetail work with book match door panel. Hinges are off for finishing. Just getting to the point where I am able to steal a few hours here and there to work in the shop. Starting to get a good inventory of spalted woods from the here in the Adirondacks and I thought I would make something.

-- Usually my shop looks like who-dunnit-and-run, but sometimes it looks nice.

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#1 posted 03-24-2018 07:51 PM

Looks like the wait paid off.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 12:21 AM

Happy to see it, it was worth the wait.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 02:25 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 12:04 PM

This is a wonderful Shaker wall cabinet and I love the wood that was used.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 01:53 PM

Breathtaking … ya gotta love Mother Nature. Good job on the dovetails!

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 10:03 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments guys. Rustic cherry dining table in the shop now…...

-- Usually my shop looks like who-dunnit-and-run, but sometimes it looks nice.

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#7 posted 03-28-2018 02:09 AM

The matches are so nice, the door, the rails, really really nice.

Good work.

You’ll have to write more, or maybe a video of how the horses chewing helped. That concept is new to me. :-) Buy hey, I’ll try anything if it results in cabinets like this one.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 05-08-2018 12:10 AM

Great job. Your spalted wood has a great look.

I made a shaker style TV cabinet from book-matched East Texas pecan a few years ago. The door panels were made from Colorado book-matched beetle kill pine. The beetle kill had some spalting characteristics as it had color striations and worm holes. It provided a nice contrast to the pecan and was fun to work with.

Thanks for sharing.

-- CWT2017

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