Cherry Cabinet

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Project by Tony posted 06-15-2008 02:20 PM 3571 views 12 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the latest to my collection of projects.

The cabinet measures 1225mm (48”) wide, 1016mm (40”) high and 420mm (16 ½”) deep. The primary wood is Black Cherry, secondary wood is Silver Birch, the flat panels are Finnish birch plywood with cherry veneer. The knobs are walnut. The doors and drawer fronts are solid cherry

The veneering of the plywood was undertaken in the shop, and the knobs are hand turned (getting 9 knobs exactly the same is not that easy as a part time turner)

The drawers have a solid cherry front, whilst the sides and back are made from Silver Birch and the base is Finnish birch plywood.

The project time was about 150 hours from concept, through design, build and finishing.

The cabinet sanded to P400, 2 coats of hard wax oil applied, and left for a week to fully cure, then lightly dry sanded to P1000, the cabinet is then finished with 2 coats of Fiddes Cherry supreme wax. 1 more coat application of wax is to be applied next week, then its ready for delivery to the customer.

There are more photographs at

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 06-15-2008 02:40 PM

Very nice cherry cabinet. The finish looks great. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 06-15-2008 02:45 PM

beautiful design, your customer should be thrilled to receive it.

-- What do you learn from being right?

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#3 posted 06-15-2008 03:13 PM

Cherry is my favorite wood well done.

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#4 posted 06-15-2008 03:32 PM

That is what you call fine woodworking I should say extra fine woodworking that is a great looking piece of furniture thank for posting

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#5 posted 06-15-2008 03:39 PM

Beautiful cabinet Tony, nice job on the stain too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Phil Clark

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#6 posted 06-15-2008 04:15 PM

That’s as nice a finish on cherry as I’ve seen in photo’s. I am interested in the panels and how you accomplished the shape of the panel edges using veneer.

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#7 posted 06-15-2008 04:17 PM

Nice job Tony, Well done.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#8 posted 06-15-2008 04:22 PM

Phil . I made a mistake in the the text, the doors are solid wood, the sides and internal panels are veneered with cherry.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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John Gray

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#9 posted 06-15-2008 04:26 PM

Great job!
How did you attache the drawer dividers?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 06-15-2008 04:29 PM

The hard wax oil helps to highlight the grain and when dry gives a uniform surface for applying the coloured wax – the wood itself is not stained, but the hard wax is.

The piece still has a little more time to wait in order to balance out the colours of the diferent parts of the project, some parts of the project have been finished before others, but a month or so in sunny weather should harmonise all the pieces.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#11 posted 06-15-2008 05:11 PM

very nice cabinet. i love the cherry and the knobs accent it very well. thanks for the post!

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#12 posted 06-15-2008 05:17 PM

This is a great piece, Tony. I love everything about it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 06-15-2008 06:12 PM

That is just beautiful. Simple and beautiful. I love it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 06-15-2008 07:35 PM

I absolutely love this fine cabinetry and the scroll work along the bottom really adds even more to the piece…the finish is awesome ! thanks for posting this project…what is the asking price for such a masterpiece???

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 06-15-2008 08:14 PM

Great veneer work. Good color for the finish, really lets the details of the wood show through.

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