!!!Solid African padauk curio cabinet!!!

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I apologize for not keeping up more with my posts… I will try to do better on that, I have completed many other projects and many other upgrades to the shop that I need to post and share with you all!

This is a solid padauk curio cabinet I made for my mother for x-mas. It was a real pain working with the padauk because of its dye like sawdust that likes to stain everything. Mostly shirts. :-(. But it’s well work the reward, the wood is absolutely outstanding. A rich reddish orange that looks like its on fire when the sun hits it. :-) two LED lights light the inside very well and shut off automatically after 30 mins. My mother plans on putting all of her crystal collection inside. The prisms from the different cuts of crystal are incredible shinning inside the cabinet, which is just what I was looking for. I know pictures never do justice. The cabinet was sprayed with a clear lacquer. Four tempered glass shelves with a beveled edge. My mother cried in my arms with happy tears in pier shock in what her son built for her. Made me feel like a million bucks! I truly have a passion for wood working and my soul expresses it.

Just wanted to share with you all. I also need to work on posting these pictures better. Lol

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 03:14 AM

Beautiful curio cabinet excellent work.


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#2 posted 01-09-2013 03:19 AM

Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 03:26 AM

What a good son ! Looks beautiful. You have an awesome shop. Drooling with envy!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 03:44 AM

Well done , love paduak…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 03:45 AM

what a great gift and story

very well done

bet your shop looked strange
in day-glo orange
mine sure did when i worked padouk
before i had a vacuum system

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 01-09-2013 04:56 AM

Man that thing looks great!!

I used to have problems with my pictures uploading like that. When I’d open them on my Mac they would be the right way up but when I posted them they were sideways. I resolved this by openign the picture on my computer, rotating it on it’s side, and then back upright and then click save and would upload the right way.. Strange machines.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 12:29 PM

Thankyou all for such nice comments. And thankyou grant for the tip on posting pictures, it is certainly something I don’t think I’ll ever get down. Lol!!!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 07:56 PM

That’s classy and elegant! Very striking!

-- "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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#9 posted 01-09-2013 08:04 PM

Looks incredible. I’m not sure if what my local wood shop sells is Africak Padauk or not, but their Padauk will actually turn brown in the sun. I was told by the guys there to put a final coat of a UV protective varnish on there to help stave that off. You may consider it especially for such a large, beautiful piece.


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 10:25 PM

I have just been initiated to Padauk wood from my supplier…, that is one beautiful wood! I’ll have to see what i can make with it….but it’s a beautiful wood! Stay tuned for pictures!!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 11:33 PM

From the pictures it looks amazing! Crisp, perfect lines. Well done!

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#12 posted 01-10-2013 11:42 AM

Well son you’ve done it again. What a beautiful piece of work. I don’t sign into this site often but usually check things out every couple days. Ever since those end tables I’ve been watching for your next project. Wow it was worth the wait. You are 20 -23 yrs. old creating art that makes old timers like me proud or should I say jealous lol. I love the inlays that match your end tables. You are creating a priceless set of furniture for your mom. Mom and dad must be very proud of you. You are very quickly becoming a master of your craft. The quality is outstanding. When you posted them tables I told everyone wait till you see what this boy builds next. They all laughed and said you’ll probably never see another thing. Well I can feel your passion coming from your work and knew this boy is just getting started. You are the talk of all my friends now and I’m kinda strutting around saying I told you so. It’s a stunning piece but even more stunning are the young hands that crafted it. Don’t ever compromise your quality for money because your work is priceless. May god bless you son and I hope he blesses me with enough time to see some more of your work. I’m watching you and I’m pretty sure I’ve picked a young master to keep my eye on. :-)

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