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Thread: Jatoba Cabinets in the works...Teaser...

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    Jatoba Cabinets in the works...Teaser...

    Here are some pictures of the very beginning of some Jatoba cabinets that i'm making for a customer. I've played with this wood in the past and it can be challenging but boy is it pretty. All is flush face framed with all plywood boxes. I'll keep you all posted with pictures.

    As you can see on the plywood, why is it when there is a flat surface in the shop it mysteriously accumulates stuff?

    I swear every time I turned around there was something else that climbed up on top!

    In the one pic, that is a 1 foot ruler. total of just over 100bf material. Most in 4/4 rough with the planks on top in 5/4 rough that I will re-saw into about 5/8" material.

    I'll keep you all posted with pictures as I get further into it. Also doing a counter top with ipe for the counter edge and for the back-splash. Man the dust from this stuff is awful . I always use my toxic dust respirator when working with wood, especially this exotic stuff (even with the festool vac) can't be too careful. I don't want to be 60+ and have problems I could have avoided by taking precautions now.

    Brian
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    Last edited by Brian Altop; 05-01-2011 at 07:23 AM.

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    Looking forward to seeing you build these. I've heard the wood is really special but don't recall ever seeing anything built from it before.
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    bob, you forgot the small side table that i built for a friend of mine? (posted 03-29-2010)
    the table was made from jatoba (aka brazilian cherry). watch out with that wood brian, it's heavy. damhik
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    bob, you forgot the small side table that i built for a friend of mine? (posted 03-29-2010)
    the table was made from jatoba (aka brazilian cherry). watch out with that wood brian, it's heavy. damhik
    Yep, it's heavy alright! The two 5/4 pieces were 21' long. I had to cut them in half to fit them on the rack of my truck to get them from Seattle to Tacoma. Then off loading all of it off the truck!

    After moving it once I'm considering changing the whole plan from Jatoba to balsa instead!

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    the table i mentioned is only 24" x 24" x 24" tall, and it weighed in at around 72 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Looking forward to seeing you build these. I've heard the wood is really special but don't recall ever seeing anything built from it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    the table i mentioned is only 24" x 24" x 24" tall, and it weighed in at around 72 lbs.
    Any pics?

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    also Tom made his counter top out of jatoba or jarah which is very similiar
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    Never mind Dan,

    couldn't find it on the forum but found it on your site, looks great (and heavy!)

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    Brian,

    You mentioned in a previous comment that you obtained your wood in Seattle. Do you mind relaying exactly where? I've had good luck at Architectural Woods but would love to learn of another source.

    Thanks.

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