Cherry Cabinet

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 08-24-2019 12:58 PM 542 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has rearranged our computer room to accommodate a sleeper sofa and needed a book shelf and cabinet. I found a picture of one on Wayfair for $800, too much for something made of pressed wood.
So this is my version of that piece of furniture and the fourth picture is the one from Wayfair
The sides are 3/4’ cherry plywood which has some curly characteristics and the rest is cherry harvested by a friend from his property.
I stained it with Varethane Summer Oak and finished with G. Finishes oil poly.
Thanks for looking

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 08-24-2019 01:23 PM

Nicely done!

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#2 posted 08-24-2019 01:34 PM

That ply is very nice. Wish I could get ahold of some of that here in Spain.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#3 posted 08-24-2019 01:40 PM

Very nice Jerry, it’s so rewarding to build something that has a good use and save a bunch of $$$ in the process.

-- 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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#4 posted 08-24-2019 02:25 PM

Beautiful !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 08-24-2019 10:04 PM

Nice. Love furniture made from Cherry!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#6 posted 08-25-2019 01:12 AM

Very nice piece. You definitely have the competition beat!

-- AJ

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#7 posted 08-25-2019 01:28 AM

Nice job. Last I checked solid Cherry was a lot better substance for anything, if compared to pressboard.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 08-25-2019 05:02 AM

Very nicly done…

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#9 posted 08-25-2019 09:48 AM

Nice work!

-- Petey

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#10 posted 08-25-2019 11:21 AM

I thank you all for the compliments. Now on to the next project, a corner desk for our 6 yr old grandson.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#11 posted 08-26-2019 01:32 AM

That’s a nice piece of furniture! Far superior to the one in the last picture.

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#12 posted 08-26-2019 04:54 AM

Very nice. and what was the final cost compared to the 800??

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#13 posted 08-26-2019 05:58 AM

I like yours way better than that Wayfair garbage! Yours has way more attention to detail and shows your craftsmanship.

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#14 posted 08-26-2019 12:08 PM

Your comments are much appreciated. Anthm, I have about $275 in the cabinet as the cherry boards were free. I got to tell you, I found, on Amazon, a pack of five pairs of full extension, large drawer slides for $42. A major savings.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#15 posted 08-26-2019 01:36 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Pete

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