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Thread: CD Cabinet FINALLY Finshed-Delivered! *PICS*

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    Talking CD Cabinet FINALLY Finshed-Delivered! *PICS*

    Well...it has been a long, hard road to travel for me during this whole project. It has been 9 months in the making. From expressed need to idea phase to design phase and finally one to final design phase and start of construction. It took me 3 months part-time to get this baby done and I finally delivered it tonight. My customer was EXTREMELY thrilled with the final product, fit and finish. It looks very nice next to his Gloss Lacquered piano!!

    The cabinet was constructed from Red Oak plywood and edge banded with solid red oak. The diamonds and face frame edging are Padauk and the music lines and notes are Madagascar Ebony. The "backbone" part of the cabinet has a steel threaded rod that runs from the bottom of the cabinet to the top to add additional support and rigidity. I didn't like the plywood veneer on the "backbone" of the cabinet, so I made my own veneer out of QSRO and sanded to 1/8" thick. This was my first veneer job and I believe that it came out pretty nice. The finish is 5 coats of Deft Clear Gloss Lacquer and then hand rubbed with Johnsons Paste Wax and 0000 steel wool.

    Here are a few pics of the cabinet:<BR><BR>
    Here is the entire cabinet in full view. This is a corner style cabinet and was my first "corner cabinet" ever built. Needless to say that it was a "learning" experience for me on most aspects of this project.<BR>
    <img src="http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/cdcab_front-5.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Here is a closeup of the final finished "face" board on the front of the cabinet.<BR>
    <img src="http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/face_board-17.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Here is a closeup shot of the inside shelves with edge banding and a 7 degree oak strip glued to the top edge to provide "tilt" to the CD's when placed on each of the shelves.<BR>
    <img src="http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/Inside_cabinet-22.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Here is a shot of the cabinet with the interior lighting turned on to full brightness. I installed a magnetic programmable dimmer switch inside the top of the cabinet so it wouldn't be seen from the outside of the cabinet.<BR>
    <img src="http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/cdcabinet-lite-7.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Here is a shot of the 3 recessed mini-lights that I installed. And Yes...that is a wooden switch plate cover. I made it from some poplar in the shop. I just couldn't see putting one of those cheap plastic plate covers in this cabinet after spending as much time on this cabinet as I did. <BR>
    <img src="http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/inside_lighting-18.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Last but not least, is my engraved brass signature. I had these made by a fellow Ex-Ponder that does this type of engraving for a living. He gets $20 for 6 of these.<BR>
    <img src="http://home.alliancecable.net/~woodworker/brass_nameplate-24.jpg"><BR><BR>
    I wish to say special thanks for the following for their assistance and advice on this project: <b>Bob Lasley, Terry Hatfield, and Ace Cramer</b> and all the rest of you here on SMC that offered help, advice and pointers during this whole project.

    Thanks for viewing.
    Last edited by Dennis Peacock; 12-03-2003 at 2:08 AM.
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    Very nice! The workmanship is great, the finish is wonderful, and the rest hits exactly the right "note!" Good job, thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Peacock
    Well...it has been a long, hard road to travel for me during this whole project. It has been 9 months in the making.

    Thanks for viewing.
    hey Dennis
    Nice slick job, very pro.
    but i bet you were glad to see the end of it after 9 months??
    best
    mike

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    Beautiful !!

    Beautiful work Dennis. Absolutely beautiful!

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    Very...very...very nice work Dennis.
    Glenn Clabo
    Michigan

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    Dennis

    What a wonderful cabinet! You did a super job with the inlay. I am glad to see you didn't color the wood. The Red Oak is beautiful. I love it. If that was mine I wouldn't have minded the wait. Well done sir!

    Terry

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    Beautiful piece of work, Dennis. How did you make the notes and music lines?

    Bob
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    Beautiful work, beautiful cabinet! And that's about the prettiest oak I've seen. Thanks for sharing.
    Dave on Lake Greenwood, SC

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    Dennis, ya done good bud. Looks really nice. I bet you are oh so glad to have it finished and delivered.Who made the medalion for you? It looks good. Once again NICE JOB. Steve-
    Steve Jenkins, McKinney, TX. 469 742-9694
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    Excellent.

    KC

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    Dennis,

    Fantastic! Boy that was a labor, and hopefully a labor of love. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I really like the lighting and the padauk accents. I think padauk is quickly becoming my favorite wood.

    Noah
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    Thumbs up Wow!

    Dennis,

    Spectacular job! When I looked at it, I immidiately smiled, both inside and out. It really reminds me of the work my Dad used to do before he passed. Thanks very much for sharing the pictures of your hard work!

    One question....what are the overall dimensions of that bad boy? Looks like it'll take up a nice chunk of corner space.

    Keith

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    Most excellent.

    Hi Dennis,

    Very nice job. Next time you will be able to make the cabinet faster and for a whole lot more money.

    Dave Smith

    Still on east coast time in Longview, WA.
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    Great job, Dennis you have certainly earned an advanced degree in furniture building. Now on the bigger and better things, one day we'll be referring to you as Dr. Dennis

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    Dennis,

    You really out did yourself on that one!!!! Fantastic job. What next????

    Terry
    Ridiculously fast golf carts. Yes, I have those.

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