Cherry Dining Buffet

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Project by Gail posted 04-07-2008 12:23 AM 2246 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a great project for any dining room. A cherry buffet, 10 feet long and 9 feet tall. The finish is waterlox. There is a lot of money for lumber in this project. The wine racks can be removed and replaced with a shelf should the client decide. Enjoy! Next year, they are going to buy the table!

-- Gail, White Wood Kitchens

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 12:26 AM

Excellent piece of furniture Gail. Great finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Bill Butler

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 12:26 AM

Exquisite. Love that cherry!

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#3 posted 04-07-2008 12:34 AM


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

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#4 posted 04-07-2008 01:08 AM

Great job!

I like the plain front of the doors.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 02:01 AM

Thanks! I put additional pictures on my website.

-- Gail, White Wood Kitchens

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 02:10 AM

that is huge. lots of storage. I hope that the room is big too

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 03:05 AM

Hi Gail,

This is a beautiful buffet. The curved top rail and fluted stiles add nice details to the project.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 04-07-2008 04:29 AM

Nice attention to detail. The wood is beautiful and I like your choice of hardware.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 04-07-2008 06:08 AM

Lots of wood in that project! Great job.

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

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#10 posted 04-07-2008 06:42 AM

Outstanding buffet. The craftsmanship and finish is excellent.

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

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#11 posted 04-07-2008 12:48 PM

HI, I received some questions about the construction so I thought I would include them here.

I design each piece and make everything and do not sub out anything. The drawers are 1/2 baltic birch and the front is attached to the drawer – the fronts are all continuous grain – carefully cutting from a single board. The doors are hardwood with a plywood panel – you have to special order the 1/4” ply so that it comes with two good sides. I use a router table and cmt set for the doors.

The lower casework is 4 seperate boxes – with a solid wood face frame. Two are joined together at the shop – and then the two sections are joined together on site.

The counter portion is all hardwood cherry – 10 feet long by 22 inches deep – it has the prettier pieces in it so it will age beautifully.

Each upper tower is it’s own piece. They are put in place on site and then screwed together. The long 10 foot arch is all one piece and was installed on site. Then the plinths and the fluted pieces – which I did on my router table also. Last – a few more pieces of trim and the base molding. Finish work is filling nail holes and squaring up doors and installing the handles. Shelf holes are drilled on site and shelves put in. The wine racking also comes out and I made another shelf if the decide that they do not want to use it for a time. This install took about 7 hours. The entire build was three weeks.

The finish is Waterlox – it is so simple that it is just wipe on and let dry – sand and do it again. Each piece has anywhere from 3 to 5 coats. Waterlox is pricey but gives great results. Imagine how bummed I was when I split a brand new can all over the floor of the shop last week.

This piece will be unbelievable in a year from now. I will be sure to take a follow up picture.

Thanks for the interest!

-- Gail, White Wood Kitchens

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#12 posted 04-07-2008 03:37 PM

Excellent work, Gail. It will last the lifetime of the house and just look better each year.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 04-08-2008 04:38 AM

Hi Gail

Great looking unit. I always enjoy doing built-ins like this. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 12-22-2009 08:38 PM

Very classy, understated. The cherry has nice figure to it. WoW.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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