pantry-ish cabinet

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Project by jdh122 posted 02-20-2013 11:05 PM 1698 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this piece of furniture for a friend. Started in October, took me a long time (there were a few other projects in the meantime, though). The wood is yellow birch, with pine being the secondary wood (the back, the shelves). I decided to make wooden standards for adjustable shelves. There’s no plywood in it – the first time I made solid wood bottoms for drawers. I resawed the panels for the doors (that picture is very rreflective unfortunately) and bookmatched them. I think I should have put the panels so the grain ran up and down rather than across, though – plus my BS blade was getting dull and I didn’t realize it so I had to plane off quite a bit of the bookmatched grain to get them smooth.
It’s finished with poly on the inside and boiled linseed oil on the outside – my friend is supposed to put a coat of wax on it and buy and install handles of some kind.
The carcasss is simply four solid panels dovetailed together (regular dovetails on the top because they’re hidden by the moulding, but half-blind on the bottom). I cut the joinery by hand – the dovetails are solid but probably won’t win any prizes.
Thanks for looking. I’ll add a picture later once the handles and the wax are on.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 10:50 AM

Nice job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 03:17 PM

nice looking cabinet

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 02:32 PM

It’s already beautiful and sturdy. Like the design and the wood. Great job!

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