Cherry and Walnut Cabinet with Corian Top

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Project by wrench posted 10-29-2011 01:46 AM 4687 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this project out of cherry and walnut with a bush oil finish.
The drawers are full through dovetailed.
Three of the rails on each side are mortised through the outside stile and pegged off.
There are also mortises in the corners of the doors.
The walnut drawer fronts and panels where re-sawed and book matched.

I also built the Corian top. It has a large ogee profile run one the bottom side, a cove back splash and a high gloss finish.

I made a google sketch-up of the project before i built it. If you have not yet tried it, you must!! Its free and some say better the ez cad.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 01:58 AM

Very nice job. I like the looks of the cabinet. not a fan of the corian It’s not doing your craft work justice.

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 02:01 AM

I like it. Nice work. It will be interesting to see how the contrast changes when the cherry oxidizes.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 02:05 AM

Boy O Boy, that is some nice work Wrench!
That is an awful lot of joinery, but it sure came out pretty!
I bet it’ll age gracefully too!
Nice job !

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 02:06 AM

Quite nice. The top will take the typical abuse a vanity can get. The front of the cabinet will be a nice addition to the bathroom. It will be interesting to see how the Cherry looks as it ages with the Walnut. I enjoyed seeing your post. Thanks

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 02:32 AM

looks great

-- Mike, Marietta,ny

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 02:59 AM

Outstanding work, its a wonderful vanity with plenty of style…BC

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 03:29 AM

Very attractive cabinet!!!!!!!!!!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 06:42 AM

That is super super nice work there. Sort of an arts and crafts feel to it, which I love. Congrats wrench. Thanks for the pics.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 06:49 AM

That’s a great cabinet.

Where did you get the corian?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 10-29-2011 06:52 AM

very pretty.
I really like the dovetails and the through tenons.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 03:32 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship and I really like the contrasting woods! This will surely be a eye-catcher in the bathroom. Regardless of how much the cherry darkens, it will always have a contrasting color with the walnut.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#12 posted 10-29-2011 07:39 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

lanwater I got some Corian scraps from work. I work for a countertop shop.
The deck (top surface) is three pieces jointed and glued together.
There was 12 pieces glued together to made the hole top.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#13 posted 10-29-2011 11:39 PM

outstanding work as usuall my friend!!!! I LOVE the cherry and walnut combo. And getting to see it in person….the finish is superb!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#14 posted 10-30-2011 05:51 AM

Thanks for the info!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 10-31-2011 04:54 PM

Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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