1700's Corner Cabinet

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Project by DonJ posted 05-30-2013 01:35 PM 2511 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve posted on this earlier, but did not have the two doors finished. I was able to find a large piece of crotch walnut for the raised panel door on the bottom and book match the two panels. In regards to the top 15 light door, I found a good router bit set from Amana that allowed for narrow muntins. With starts and stops, this was a really long build process.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 01:39 PM

Holly Cow that is beautiful!

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 01:41 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 01:43 PM

WOW.. look at all that figuring… that’s a beautiful piece and just amazing choices of wood and placement!!!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 01:47 PM

Don, this is a beautiful corner cabinet. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 01:48 PM

That is absolutely amazing. Congratulations!

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 01:57 PM

it is beautiful but why would you use those hinges.

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 01:58 PM

Great job Don! Wow!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 02:35 PM

Phenomenal piece. So…much…detail.

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 03:36 PM

Fantastic work a great looking corner cabinet.


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#10 posted 05-30-2013 04:33 PM

Great work Don Thanks for sharing it with us…. I absolutely love that crotch Walnut on the bottom that is such a stunning addition. How close are you to a post on the dominos?

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 05:02 PM

Great work!

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 05:31 PM

Gorgeous work and amazing wood. Great job.

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#13 posted 05-30-2013 05:48 PM

Gorgeous, I can only begin to imagine how long it took. A family heirloom for sure.

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#14 posted 05-30-2013 06:59 PM


Those were the hinges recommended in the Lonnie Bird article/plans. I’m assuming they were period reproductions and I wanted to stay as true to period as possible.


I’ve got 4 sets of dominoes made up to the pre-sanding and coloring in the pips; haven’t started on the boxes yet. I’m trying to make a sofa table for my daughter-in-law in between and am trying to finish it up right now. When I get the dominoes to a final finished state, I’ll do some posting then (but, all of you hints and techniques helped out greatly!!).

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#15 posted 05-30-2013 08:54 PM

First off, let me say that the cabinet is absolutely gorgeous. Nice work.

Second, the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the single plate hangin’ on the wall to the left was a “Three little pigs” reference.

“Let me in, let me in!
Not by the hair of my chinny-chin chin.”

That poor little plate just has no place inside the gorgeous cabinet.
(It must be almost Friday, or maybe just my-brain-is-fried-day)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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