Asian inspired display cabinet.

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Project by Alan posted 04-17-2008 10:08 PM 3228 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This piece was inspired by a photo I saw of a completely different display cabinet, but provided the basic idea. It’s pretty straightforward. The body is alder, which is somewhat like cherry. The doors are waterfall bubinga veneer and the frame is ebonized (read- painted black) ash. The bubinga really makes the piece pop. If I were to do it over, I’d make the legs a little thicker (they’re 1” thick here) to give it more stability. I would also provide a way to fasten it, hidden of course, to the wall to keep it from tipping. I would also add a light to the open display area. Live and learn. See more at

-- Alan Carter,

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#1 posted 04-17-2008 10:22 PM

VERY nice work, I went to your web site, equally excellent work, I’m envious!

-- Jeff, West Linn, OR,

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#2 posted 04-17-2008 10:23 PM

very nice work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 12:36 AM

Pink Floyd . . . Asian . . . what next? :-)

Great work Alan

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 01:48 AM

Very Krenovian and very nice indeed.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#5 posted 05-21-2008 12:51 PM

guess i missed this one , very nice !

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#6 posted 05-21-2008 08:40 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 08-03-2008 08:09 PM

very nice, got any more pics to share of it? What’s behind the doors?

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 08-03-2008 11:49 PM

Thanks. Sorry, no other pictures. There are adjustable shelves behind the doors but that’s it.

-- Alan Carter,

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 08:56 AM

that;s a winner

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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