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Cherry Wall Cabinet

author-gravatar Sean Feb 17, 2019

Back in January 2018 I made a cherry wall cabinet that I shared over in the guild. During that build I set out to make 2 of the cabinets, but due to time constraints, I only made one. The leftover pieces got shoved into a closet only to sit for over a year. It's always been on the back of my mind to finish the project as I HATE having unfinished projects. If I start a project, I have to finish it before I move on to the next one. But somehow I broke my own rules and I finally decided to get it out of the closet and finish it.

This cabinet is a little different in that I didn't want to put doors on it and I wanted 3 drawers instead of glass shelves. Luckily I had enough of the curly cherry in the lumber rack left over to finish this build. The drawer boxes are maple and they are joined together using a single 1/4" dowel.  One of the nicest features of the cabinet has to be the bookmatched back panel. The sapwood on this curly cherry makes it stand out even more.

For the finish, I first started by applying a blend of boiled linseed oil/tung oil/mineral spirits. I let it dry for a few days and then padded several coats of a super blonde shellac. 

Thanks for checking it out. Let me know what you think!

For the cabinet I used tapered sliding dovetails for the case walls and the festool domino for the shelves. The drawers are joined using a lap joint thats reinforced using a single 1/4" dowel.

I finished the cabinet with a coat of BLO/Tung Oil/Mineral spirits and then several coats of super blonde dewaxed shellac.

The drawer fronts were cut on my CNC machine.

One of the nicest features in my opinion has to be the bookmatched back panel. I especially love the sapwood.

Thanks for checking it out!


Man oh man, that's a serious piece of artwork right there.

@Timmy2Hands  said:

Man oh man, that's a serious piece of artwork right there.

Thank you Tim!

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