Oak Nic Nac Cabinet

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Project by WoodJediNTraining posted 02-04-2012 05:19 AM 4118 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a look at the prototype for the Next “How to” video project I will be posting. This is an Oak Nic Nac Cabinet. It features open slot mortis and tennon joints, an inset door w/Muntins & Glass , and custom trim. The cabinet was finished with a Tung Oil Varnish and satin Nickel hardware.

A Few changes will be made in the video project, showing other options for this cabinet.

Video coming soon.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 05:25 AM

This is really nice ,super job.


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#2 posted 02-04-2012 05:44 AM

Nice work it looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 05:57 AM

Thank you guys! Im glad you like it!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 04:50 PM

Kinda craftsman n a little missiony, thats the kinda stuff I like! Very nice work, I like the divided lights and the way you joined the center horizontal in the door. this piece could be made in many ways with very suttle changes. great job overall.

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#5 posted 02-04-2012 09:07 PM

Hey Woodtick, thanks for the comment. In the how to video which is coming out soon. I discuss some of the suttle changes that can be made to this cabinet including the location of the muntins. as well as having an adjustable shelves vs fixed shelves. I discuss options for the molding as well as the joinery for the faceframe and door. as well as hardware choices. In this project I used open slot mortis and tennon joints. But, I show other options as well. Thank you for the compliment. I am glad you like it. :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 10:11 PM

Wow really stands out, nice clean job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 11:25 PM

Thank you Don! :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 11:43 PM

I am just finishing a similar cabinet. Though this one is for a bathroom and has raised panels instead of glass.

I really like your design, simple and elegant. I believe that is the best design for figured woods or woods with open grains. I’d bet that cabinet could really pop with birdseye maple or QS red oak.

I made my cabinet with curly cherry and curly hickory…both woods with lots of figure….a simple design was mandatory. Next time I will have to try one with glass. I would love to see one with mitre edged glass.

Your cabinet turned out beautifuly….A great build. I am looking forward to your video.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 12:38 AM

Thank you Reggiek, Yes a cabinet with a Birdseye Maple or QS Red Oak would look great. This cabinet is red oak with an oil finish. I love how it brings out the color and grain. Have you posted photos of yours? I will have to go look. I bet the Curly Cherry and Hickory (Hickory being on of my favorite woods) Looks great. I look forward to seeing it. The video should be completed and posted within the week. :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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