1700's Corner Cabinet Reproduction

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Project by DonJ posted 12-14-2012 07:58 PM 2163 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a corner cabinet that Lonnie Bird had in a 1998 wood magazine that I retained until I had the time to build it. I still have to build the 15 light upper door and the double raised panel tombstone door for the bottom. The only deviation from the plans was a little modernization (per the request of the loml) by adding some LED lighting. The build was a challenge for me and streached some of my skill set, but I feel I will now be able to streach my skills more in future efforts.

It is solid walnut throughout that I purchased from a mill in North Carolina a few years back…didn’t want steamed walnut, which is all I could get in San Antonio at the time. For the finish, the first coat is Seal-a-Cell, with 3 coats of ProFin from Daley’s.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 08:13 PM


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 08:38 PM

WOW! Beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 09:28 PM

All I can say is, Wow! Beautiful work and finish.

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 09:57 PM

looks great

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 10:01 PM

Beautiful work,looks like a tough build.


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#6 posted 12-14-2012 10:58 PM

Quite a beautiful cabinet. It looks like you put a lot of work into it and it turned out great. I like the columns and the detail moulding detail as well as the shape of the shelves inside the cabinet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-15-2012 02:40 PM

Nothing like spending a lot of time in a good shop with beautiful wood and producing a project that will keep
the lady in your life and yourself happy and proud. Wonderful project, and I am sure you will post the finished
project when you have it completed. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 09:24 PM

Just fabulous. I know that exact cabinet. It’s on my list too. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Congrats

-- Ben in Va

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#9 posted 05-15-2013 03:34 PM

Outstanding work sir. Joinery and finish.

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