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This is a cabinet I just completed at work. It is a handicap vanity for a customer.
It is the first cabinet that I have made curved doors for. It is a bow front vanity made of Mahogany. The end panels and doors have veneered insets that are short grain elm and crotch mahogany. Another supplier sent the veneered panels to us. The posts, base and molding are from Pearlworks. Our finishing department did the finish.

I want to thank Les Hastings for his excellent blog on curved doors. Without it I would have been lost as to where to start building these doors. This cabinet was a real challenge and I would appreciate any critiques, good or bad.

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Beautiful. Looks right out of victorian England. Is that gold leaf on the posts and edging?
 

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Thanks Daniel. Actually the veneer came from England. The gold is a gold paint with a lacquer finish.
 

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Wow , a beautiful piece of furniture , most excellent work.

Thanks for sharing with us.
 

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This is a magnificent piece. It came out great. Dan's right- it looks like it could be a Victorian antique.
 

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Hi Jerry;

Beautiful job on this project.

Lee
 

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Wow, the burled veneers are incredible. Honestly, I wasn't aware that anyone was doing this sort of work these days.
 

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Well, it's kinda plain….....NOT!

Fantastic piece of woodworking, Jerry. Amazing!
 

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What an awesome job Jerry, it came out really really nice. Keep up the great work buddy!
 

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I agree with CharlieM… maybe next time you could do something a little more fancy. ;) That's a great piece of work.
 

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A great start. Now where are you going from here.

I assume the lack of a base in the cabinet is so the wheelchair can get in real close.
 

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Beautiful, thanks for the show. Hot out of the shop, incredible work, great design.
 

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Jerry
Excellent work, marvelous veneer and very well balanced design and conception.
As a furniture, this work deserves to be exposed in a museum.
By the way, do you also turn/carve the lateral columns?
In Brazil we can't find that kind of things not even the beautiful golden ornaments you've used on it.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing this magnificent piece of art with us.
 

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Unbelievable craftsmanship very well done. Ditto on the museum. Thanks for sharing
 

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Thanks everyone for the comments. Makes me feel good that everyone likes it. Like I said before it was a challenge.

Marco, the turnings come from California and are actually cast from a poly of some sort. The poly will take stain as well as paint. These are what the designer specified.

Karson, you are right. Open the doors and wheel the wheelchair up to the sink.
 

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Fabulous, just plain gorgeous, thanks for showing it.
 

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Fantastic job!!
 

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jerry…WOW!!! incredible piece..my small ringmaster things are Nothing in compaison to this…great veneer accents and bow front is great… this is a work of art!!,,, having been a professional finisher in my previous life would love to hear about the finish from your finish department…
 

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That looks great! It almost doesn't look real.

Fantastic job.
 

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Very impressive piece. Beautifuly done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 
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