Wall Cabinet in Cherry

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Project by tomfidgen posted 03-01-2008 01:15 AM 2319 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet in Cherry, drawer made from
Black Walnut and Poplar.
I had re-sawn some cherry wood a couple of years ago and was left with an interesting although rather inconvenient sized piece. Two years of moving it around my shop, it has finally found a home. The door construction is mortise and tenon with cherry dowels in the corners. The body of the cabinet is through dovetails with dadoes for the interior divider and shelf, both of which have a hand scratched beading on the face. The drawer is half blind dovetails, walnut and poplar with solid wood bottom. The external shaping was created with spoke shaves and scrapers. The mortised knife hinges are manufactured by Brusso.

-- tom fidgen,

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#1 posted 03-01-2008 01:28 AM

well, it was worth waiting for! You definitely put that piece of wood to good use.
This is awesome. I really like it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 03-01-2008 01:40 AM

Well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 03-01-2008 01:54 AM

Interesting piece. Nice construction.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 03:38 AM

I like it. Nice result. I am a sucker for the contrasting dovetails. I see the scribe lines, does that mean those are hand cut dovetails? This reminds me of a piece I made last Christmas. It was a Jewelry cabinet (think medicine cabinet for jewelry). The necklaces and bracelets were to hang in the cabinet. The earrings and rings were on the door (inside) (mirror on the outside) and small drawers like yours on the bottom for odds and ends. I love this site. It is projects like this that inspire me. Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 03-01-2008 04:28 AM

very nice…i love the contrasting dovetails…as well…

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#6 posted 03-01-2008 08:14 AM

Well, you are consistent – I am impressed with this piece too. I wish I had the energy, know how and time to do everything by hand.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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