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This small wall cabinet is inspired by the work of the late, great James Krenov; one of my all time favorites. It's made of solid cherry, curly maple, and a bit of walnut. I thought about using plywood for the back and drawer bottoms, but didn't want to cause Mr. Krenov to stir so I went with solid wood all the way. This was a fun and challenging project for me.

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Jim would pe proud to see this reproduction
TNX for sharing
 

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Nice! That curly maple looks great.
 

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Very nicely done, great wood.
 

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Another fine piece of work Paul. Well done.
 

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great job i think mr krenov would approve.
 

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Cool! Love the walnut knobs. I feel like it's a silly question, but did you just glue them to the face of the door? Or did you use dowel? Or glue them into a mortise? I recently made a project that had a similar feature - a small wooden piece that needed to be attached to a face of a larger piece. I ended up simply going the piece since it was mostly side grain and not end grain. But I wonder if most folks would have done it differently.
 

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Nice work. You've done the old man proud.
 

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Thanks everyone for all the nice words. Really means a lot.

Jeremy, I grappled with how to attach the door pulls. What I ended up doing was inserting a brass rod into each one and using CA glue to attach them. They seem solid enough, but we'll see.
 

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Lovely cabinet. Great to see that Krenov´s ideas lives on
 

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Thanks everyone for all the nice words. Really means a lot.

Jeremy, I grappled with how to attach the door pulls. What I ended up doing was inserting a brass rod into each one and using CA glue to attach them. They seem solid enough, but we ll see.

- pmayer
Mr. Krenov usually hand carved his pulls with a dowel in the back for attachment. I am pretty sure James would approve of this cabinet:) I found a place that Krenov,s tools now reside and have attempted to copy his style of carving tools.
 
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