Stereo Cabinet in Sapele

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Project by tynewman posted 11-08-2019 04:38 PM 1645 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a stereo cabinet for a guy I work with. All mortise and tenon joints. First time I’ve worked with Sapele. It went together very nicely and the colors are amazing. I don’t think the pictures really do it justice. Why don’t I see more stuff in Sapele? Anyone not like working with Sapele?

-- Ty

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#1 posted 11-08-2019 05:44 PM

Very nice cabinet! And I agree, sapele is fantastic to work with, smells good too. Here, in Spain, it is also just a shade cheaper than white oak.

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#2 posted 11-08-2019 05:54 PM

Beautiful cabinet. I like the shelves built from slats to allow air circulation for the electronics.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?

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#3 posted 11-08-2019 08:32 PM

Love it.

I just received about 200 b/f of sapele for some upcoming projects. Love working with it and it is relatively inexpensive compared to most other hardwoods around here.

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#4 posted 11-09-2019 02:38 AM

That looks great. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-09-2019 03:15 AM

Beautiful cabinet. I like the shelves built from slats to allow air circulation for the electronics.

- Mike_190930

Yes airflow was important.
The back panels pop out as well for easy wiring, and then drop back in.

-- Ty

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#6 posted 11-09-2019 06:45 AM

Looks really nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 11-09-2019 11:40 AM

Nice job!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 11-11-2019 03:40 PM

Absolutely lovely. Nice work.


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