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This is a cabinet I made for my wife a few years ago, she really likes a certain candle fragrance, so I built this based on an article in FWW to store all her different candles….of the same fragrance of course.

I built this out of 7/8" Sapele for the case, (52"x20"x12") and figured maple for the door panels. It's WAY too heavily built, its an absolute beast, but chalk it up as a great learning experience. Mainly I learned I used about 35-40% more wood than necessary.

Finish is wipe-on poly, and wax.

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Beautiful cabinet, love the proportions, those drawer pulls are interesting and I'd like to know more about how you did that, a router I'd guess.
 

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Nice looking cabinet. Design and proportions look great.
 

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Thanks WoodKnack and Tyvekboy, been a while since I have posted something.

Making the pulls was not hard, but at about my limits for height. I just face-glued on a piece of maple to the front of each drawer, then drilled out each side of what would be the pull with a forstner bit, then hand shaped the front curve with a pocket plain.

The fiddly-bits were having to drill from both sides due to the height, and using a backer for the hand planing/shaping so I didn't blow out the edge at the end of the stroke. I also reinforced the handle by drilling and adding 2, 1/8" brass pins at the center line before the initial glue-up.

Im sure I saw it somewhere and thats just how I figured out how to do it.
 

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I would classify that as a Jelly cupboard, and I am quite fond of that look. Looks like ya nailed it, good job. I'm not used to seeing it in hardwood. Most of the ones I've made were pine, and Milk Paint. I kinda like the expenditure.
 

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Nice design. It looks well proportioned and I really like the drawer pulls.
 

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Absolutely beautiful. I don't know where I will put it, but I have to build one. The proportions, wood choice and execution are all just right. Thanks for sharing.
 
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