Standing Cabinet

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Project by DQuigley posted 09-02-2019 01:38 AM 1433 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted to build a Krenov-style standing cabinet but needed something larger for practical storage. The carcase is 3/4 birch plywood with a PSA-backed ash veneer and trimmed with 1/4 walnut. The doors are 3/4 walnut, assembled with pocket screws, with 1/4 plywood panels finished with ash veneer. I constructed the base with mortises made with a plunge router and my homemade mortising jig and loose tenons. I glued up some of the 22 degree waste pieces from the crown to make the door handles, gave them a nice flare. I had a little snafu with the veneer though. I have used PSA-backed peel and stick veneer multiple times but for some reason this time it bubbled up (probably because I did not apply a sealer first). Since I had already applied the trim, I ended up using a router and flat bit to skim off the veneer and glued in panels of 1/8 HDF with new veneer. Overall I very happy with the proportions of this piece and how it turned out.

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#1 posted 09-02-2019 01:45 AM

Nice cabinet. I kind of liked the 3d look of the bubbled veneer. It gave it an interesting texture.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 09-02-2019 01:58 AM

That is totally amazing! Way out of my league.

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#3 posted 09-02-2019 05:14 AM

Nice looking Cabinet, but to mention Krenov and then pocket screws sent a shiver through me!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 09-02-2019 09:13 AM

Nice , classic, but always modern design. I like that floating stand look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-02-2019 02:20 PM

Looks well executed and gobs of storage!

Kudos for the save on the veneer!

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#6 posted 09-02-2019 04:34 PM

James Krenov would have been proud. Nice cabinet.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 09-03-2019 01:19 AM

Good recovery and great looking piece.

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#8 posted 09-03-2019 03:04 PM

always wanted to make one of these myself but dont know what id do with it.i think you really did justice to the krenov style,a beautiful piece of furniture.a well deserved top 3.

-- 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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#9 posted 09-04-2019 11:22 PM

my apologies.
originally I commented about the bubbles, but I have figured out that the final version does not include the bubbles.

it might not be the best idea to include them in the project pics, the progression might be better in the body of the text…

yes good recovery.

-- Jeff NJ

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