Arts & Crafts Hall Cabinet

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Project by Picken5 posted 01-26-2019 03:58 AM 1327 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this hall cabinet as a donation to auctioned off during the 2019 Reno County Cancer Council Roundup in February. Hopefully it’ll bring a good price to help support all the work the Council does to help cancer victims in our area. I have a personal connection with cancer so I was pretty motivated. For the most part, I followed the plan described in the September 2018 issue of Wood magazine but I did take a few minor liberties to suit my own style. It was made entirely of QS white oak, so I did not use white oak ply for the shelf, and upper/lower panels as the article described. (It’s incredibly difficult to buy white oak ply around here without ordering and I was reluctant to purchase something of that $$$ without seeing it first. But decent quality QS white oak rough-cut lumber is easy to come by.) Correction, I used 1/4” red-oak ply for the back. After staining, I finished it with 3 to 4 coats of polyurethane.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 01-26-2019 08:38 AM

Love this piece. Beautiful wood.

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#2 posted 01-26-2019 10:24 AM

nice build, q/s oak is always so nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 01-26-2019 10:51 AM

Wow, a work of art! I love Arts and Craft furniture! A+++++++++

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

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Stanley Coker

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#4 posted 01-26-2019 01:13 PM

Very Very Nice, love QS white oak.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#5 posted 01-26-2019 01:37 PM

I’m always a sucker for A&C pieces and you nailed this one. Well done!!! I’d certainly be bidding on it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Terry O

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#6 posted 01-26-2019 03:28 PM

Nice detailing—- especially the doors.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#7 posted 01-26-2019 04:01 PM

this encompasses everything i love about this style of fine furniture
awesome work

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 01-26-2019 04:03 PM

Very nice work, I hope it brings a nice price.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#9 posted 01-26-2019 04:26 PM

Well done. How is the top attached to the legs?

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 01-26-2019 09:49 PM

Wonderful piece and a great donation. Your arrangement of the grain and rays are spot on.
Looks like it could also be used for a tv stand.

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 01-27-2019 03:17 AM

Great looking piece, and the figure in that white oak is fantastic.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 01-27-2019 03:41 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. BlueRidgeDog, I used Figure 8 Fasteners (as shown) to attach the top to the legs. I counter-bored the tops of the legs with a forstner bit and screwed one fastener to the top of each of the legs, laid the top on the legs and then screwed up, through the fastener, into the bottom of the top.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#13 posted 01-27-2019 04:41 AM

I just looked at that cover the other day. A very nice likeness.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 01-27-2019 04:49 AM

gorgeous it should bring a nice amount to the someone who has lost a lot to cancer,thank you for helping win the battle!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 01-27-2019 10:40 AM

Beautiful design. That bottom curve makes it even more atractive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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