Board Cabinet

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Project by TimStoltzfus posted 11-04-2012 04:40 PM 1270 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet has the sole purpose of storing table leaves (or boards). There are thirteen leaves here…they fit into a quarter sawn white oak extension table I also made. The drawer on top is to store things like table cloths and silverware. The wood is reclaimed wormy chestnut from a tobacco shed on the farm my mother grew up on. Close inspection (perhaps not well seen in the pictures) will reveal that the panels as well as the frames are all book matched. Since I was working with beams and supports, not with lumber, this was very easy, although time consuming. Also not seen in the picture is a block under the center of the cabinet. This helps to hold the two hundred and eight pounds of leaves inside. The finish is natural shellac, topped with a mixture of lemon oil and bees wax.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 04:51 PM

Beautiful cabinet, really like the chestnut. That must be some table when all the leaves are fitted in, gotta be about 16 to 18 feet long.
Thanks for showing.

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 05:35 PM

Beautiful cabinet. You should post the table as well.

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 05:43 PM

Tim, I don’t know what I want to see first, that table, or pictures of your shop. I’ve got serious space envy, my man. Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 12:52 AM

Very nice job!

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 09:17 PM

I will upload the table, hopefully today. As for the shop, I work at a cabinet component shop…with plenty of equipment. Building furniture is something I enjoy doing on the side.

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