Cherry Custom Media Cabinet - Small

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Project by Cindy Braunheim posted 11-23-2012 03:18 AM 3863 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Cherry Media Cabinet, commissioned by my employer, Fisher Communications, Inc., for their Board Conference Room (also in 2011). It was a challenge I met with enthusiasm and nerves! It had to fit between the column and the wall and only be a high as the sill. Other detailed requests were to match another piece of furniture in the room (very plain), full-extension slide out shelves and plexiglass doors. I was extremely happy with the way the grain was spotlighted in the face frame. Great project!!!

-- Cindy in Seattle,

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 02:46 PM

Beautiful piece, almost a shame it has to be stuck in a corner!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 02:47 PM

Excellent piece. I bet you measured that cubby 100 times, lol. Nice work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 04:37 PM

Beautiful cabinet.

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 05:24 PM

Nice job on a tight fit !

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 10:00 PM

I know from experience it is tough to match a piece of furniture that is in the same room. Not only do you have to copy the style you have to get the exact same hue in the stain. Nice job!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 03:48 AM

Good looking project. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 01:23 PM

You should be proud, very well done.

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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#8 posted 08-30-2012 02:29 PM

Thanks very much for the compliments! This was my first true piece of what I would consider as a “high-end” piece of furninture (but not my last!). When I build the next one, I will not use hardwood ply for the top – I don’t like the way it came out, but the budget didn’t allow for another 5 bd. ft. of cherry. One of the biggest challenges was to figure out how to mount the shelf rail extensions when there is a face frame. I think it worked out pretty well – learn something new every day!


-- Cindy in Seattle,

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