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Hanging Wall Cabinet with Kumiko panel

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Project by CL810 posted 10-12-2020 08:54 PM 993 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second “Pekovich” wall cabinet. For this build I used quartersawn white oak for the carcass and bubinga and aspen for the drawer. The kumiko panel was made with basswood.

Kumiko is for the patient woodworker but I think the rewards are great. It is really simple to do after learning a few basic techniques. Mike Pekovich and Matt Kenney both sell kits on their websites. There are many videos on youtube.

For the finish I used Zinseer sealcoat everywhere but the bubinga. Shellac just made the bubinga too dark which resulted in too much of a contrast with the white oak. For the bubinga I use Minwax’s polycrlic varnish. 99% of the time I use an oil and shellac or lacquer finish but this time this looked best. It surprised me, but It reaffirms the benefits of test pieces before applying finish to the final product.

I learned a lot from Mike Pekovich’s book “The Why and How of Woodworking” and highly recommend it.

Thanks for looking, comments and questions are always welcomed.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR





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#1 posted 10-12-2020 09:10 PM

Beautiful work CL810. What Wood was used for the dowels?

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#2 posted 10-12-2020 11:36 PM

Thanks Paul. I used a dowel plate to make them from white oak.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#3 posted 10-13-2020 12:01 AM

Andy, really nice work on both the joinery and wood selection.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 10-13-2020 12:34 AM

nice work,i love the joinery especially hoe you left the dowels and pins on the the dovetails proud,a nice look.nice work on the kumiko panel also.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-13-2020 01:51 AM

Very nice work. In the photos the kumiko is an eye trick where the white circles at the intersections flash black as you shift your gaze.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 10-13-2020 02:29 AM

Nicely done.

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#7 posted 10-13-2020 05:09 AM

Very nicely done! Agree the book is well worth the read!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 10-13-2020 06:21 AM

Fantastic work CL810. Thanks for sharing with us!

-- MAO (Indiana)

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#9 posted 10-13-2020 06:24 AM

The cabinet looks right out of the magazine. The kumiko looks perfect. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 10-13-2020 11:21 AM

A feast for the eyes sir. Great work!

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 10-13-2020 02:01 PM

Thanks gentlemen!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#12 posted 10-13-2020 02:37 PM

Nice job on that, I have been wanting to make one these myself.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 10-13-2020 03:29 PM

Exceptional work Andy!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#14 posted 10-13-2020 03:35 PM

FAN-TASTIC cabinet! I too have been reading Pekovich’s book and have learned from it – technique, but also design/style.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#15 posted 10-13-2020 07:50 PM

Thanks guys!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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