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Project by FraserValley posted 03-21-2021 01:56 AM 594 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black walnut wall cabinet. Steve Ramsay design, I just finished his course. I’m a newbie to woodworking six months ago hadn’t built more than a shelf.

This piece features exciting grain patterns and a pleasing linear blend of heart and sapwoods.

Was fun to build. To finish it I used grain filler and sanded to 320. She got several coats of amber shellac. I enjoy shellacking, and I like the warm look amber brings over darker woods. Eventually I lightly sanded with 600 grit then applied paste wax with 0000 steel wool and buffed it out with a cloth.

For the doors I sanded to 600 grit and applied boiled linseed oil. I wanted the doors to pop a little more, especially since they were made from a real nice curly figured board. They then got the same amber shellac and paste wax finish.

Maybe cutting boards next I dunno. Sure is fun!





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swirt

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#1 posted 03-21-2021 02:31 AM

Great looking cabinet. The photos are a little hard to follow but it looks like you had a good helper.

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

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#2 posted 03-21-2021 03:19 AM

Looking nice. Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 03-21-2021 10:42 AM

Welcome to LJ,

Nice work on the cabinet.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 03-21-2021 11:27 AM

Nice joinery and nice finish and a nice job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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FraserValley

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#5 posted 03-21-2021 01:51 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. I’m looking forward to learning from you guys

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#6 posted 03-21-2021 02:57 PM

Nice work, beautiful wood, nicely done,,, my humble opinion is that I would set the hinges, I mean the part on the door itself inside instead of outside the door, but then again I could be wrong,,, I’m still learning and that says everything, keep on making sawdust.

-- andrek

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FraserValley

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#7 posted 03-21-2021 05:41 PM



Nice work, beautiful wood, nicely done,,, my humble opinion is that I would set the hinges, I mean the part on the door itself inside instead of outside the door, but then again I could be wrong,,, I m still learning and that says everything, keep on making sawdust.

- Andrek

You are totally right. This is fine but that would be better. Soft close European style hidden hinges.. or whatever they are called…. I wouldn’t mind building another. 2nd go at it should be easier too.

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Neil_N

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#8 posted 04-11-2021 04:07 AM

I really like the look of the walnut.

I’m curious, which grain filler did you use?

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