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I recently completed this chest/cabinet for my wife as an anniversary present. This was based off of a picture of a James Krenov cabinet that he built in the late 80's. The upper cabinet and lower sides are made from Sapele. All of the upper section is made from the same board to maintain color and gran consistency. The front and back are book matched as well as the sides. The lower section was cut from 1 board allowing the gran to run continuously around the piece. The inner drawers are made from zebrawood, and all of the pulls are made from lacewood. The legs and remaining pieces are made from hard maple.

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Wow. Very nice work. I really like the way woods you chose and the consistent grain pattern.
 

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That is stunning. The flow of the piece is amazing on its own but the consistent grain pattern adds even more. Beautiful job on this…I am sure the wife will be very pleased!
 

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Wauuu, really impressive craftmanship - your wife must be really happy.
Best thoughts,
MaFe
 

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Ok, that's stunning. What a piece of work. Lots of stuff going on with this piece.
I love it.

Welcome to LJs,
Steve
 

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That's a beauty!

I love the attention you paid and the thought you put into the layout of the grain, as well as the bookmatching. Certainly a detail that raises this piece up a notch.

Excellent work. I'll be anxious to see what else you'll be posting!

Welcome to LumberJocks.
 

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wonderful piece
 

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Really stunning in execution, and design. I like your work as I like krenovs designs also.Please take care of your self and keep up the great work.Alistair
 

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WOW, wowwowowowowowoww!!!!!
 

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Astonishing, A true work of Art but I would start thinking now of what your going to do for your next Anniversary because its going to be tuff to top this beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing
 

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Exquisite craftmanship and stunning choice of timbers. The Sapele looks rather dark in the photo. Did you stain it?
Welcome to LJ's from my side.
 

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The entire project is finished only with 4 coats of pure Tung oil. Thank you to all for the kind words.
 

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Wow - this cabinet blew me away - a real piece of art.

Great wood choices - the attention to detail really paid off.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work! Welcome to LJ's.
 

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I agree with MickeyGee. Great piece with a lot of contrast.
 

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Reeps, you might make the acquaintance of http://lumberjocks.com/SST as he is also a Krenov fan!

If 'sexy' could be used to describe Krenov, I would say that piece is it!
 

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Wow, ...a work of art.
 

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Very nice work, welcome to LJ's I look forward to seeing more of your work
 

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beautiful case piece. You did a great job…Ron
 

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great design, great choice of woods, great use of woods, great joinery….. all around great, I would be your wife….j/k
 
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