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    A Couple of Cabinets

    Here are two display cabinets I did for a client. It's their design, I just did the construction. The tall cabinet will sit on top of the small cabinet. The tall cabinet is 57" high and 13" deep, while the lower cabinet is 29 1/2" high (from the floor) and 15" deep. So when stacked, the combination is over 7' high. Both are about 36" wide. The tall cabinet will have glass shelves, which the client will supply.

    The wood is walnut and there's a fair amount of veneer used in the project. I recommended earthquake straps be used on the top cabinet (attach to the top of the cabinet and the wall).

    The doors on the upper cabinet fit so well that when you close the second door, you have to hold the first one you closed or it'll blow open. And I used bullet latches on them to hold them closed. The upper doors are fairly large so when you close one, you're moving a lot of air. If that bothers the client, I'll put some holes in the top to vent the air when the doors are being closed.

    There's a story behind the cabinets which you can see more of here. The general design is a somewhat simplified Greene & Greene.

    Mike
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    Last edited by Mike Henderson; 11-01-2009 at 01:58 AM.
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    I like it Mike. Nice simple lines.

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    Love the doors on the upper cabinet.
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    Looking good there Mike.

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    As always, very nice work.

    Thanks for the detailed progress report on your web site.

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    Top-notch work as always, Mike.
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    nice work mike and the link is great info of the progress and more great pics
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    I delivered the cabinets today to Judy, the client. Just thought I'd post a picture of the cabinets installed in her home, to show what they look like. I was pleased with the way they came out and I think Judy was pleased also.

    I now have to modify two existing cabinets she has.

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    Real nice simple but beautiful lines. Fantastic work
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    Looks great Mike and your customer looks very happy, Win-Win I'd say!
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