Cabinet and Stand Tribute to James Krenov

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Project by Barry Crowe posted 01-13-2014 09:54 PM 3898 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my near finished James Krenov inspired cabinet on stand. It is made from oak, walnut and ebony. It is still in need of some finishing touches like drawer and door pulls that will be chosen very soon – perhaps those little door pulls that Krenov used to make. As well, soft lighting is in the works for dramatic effect on the chosen subject matter. I see two traditional Japanese women in traditional dress – what do you see?

-- Supercrowe

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 11:19 PM

beautiful and graceful looking cabinet. I really like the sun shine detail on the door and how the rays move from one door to the other. A great design feature.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 11:33 PM

This is an exceptional piece and I am quite sure you are happy with the end results! It definitely says Krenov and I like the doors design. You mention some finishing touches like soft lighting, and as I looked at the front view and focused on the rising sun, I thought how it might be a nice feature if you could mount one cascading light fixture in the top left hand corner. As if the light was beaming down from the Suns perspective. Anyways, just sharing my wondering thoughts and praises on a very well done tribute piece! Thanks for sharing and yes, something Asian themed on display, defiantly !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 12:45 AM

Stunning! Really impressive.

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 01:12 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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#5 posted 01-14-2014 04:04 AM

Beautiful! Absolutely love the doors!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 01:24 PM

I think with the cabinet lit the doors will be stunning. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 01-14-2014 01:57 PM

Mr. Krenov would be very proud of the tribute. Exceptional attention to detail and design!
It’s a very nice piece.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 01-14-2014 08:49 PM

That is a great piece of furniture. Would love to learn to do things like that!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#9 posted 01-14-2014 08:51 PM

- Have you considered dooing a class on a thing like this? I am sure that would get a lot of followers here and a lot of appreciation.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 01-14-2014 09:36 PM

I am truly flattered by the response. It took four moves, three cities and five years to complete this. Not because I slaved at it, only because, you know, life got in the way. Now that things have come together and all the planets are aligned, I am beginning to actually see a living working wood. Building stuff and having a shop is a life necessity for me. From the age of six or seven I was always building things, so of course I am now trying to create two little engineers and their pictures are right here. The very essence of life.

-- Supercrowe

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#11 posted 01-14-2014 09:38 PM

Will post a better shot of my boys soon. Yeesh!!

-- Supercrowe

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#12 posted 01-16-2014 12:29 AM

Well done Barry. JK would be proud of that piece I’m sure. From a fellow Canuk woodworker. I;-D

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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