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Small Cabinet

comments (7) November 12th, 2008 in Reader's Gallery

TimRousseau TimRousseau, member
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I've helped students build numerous small cabinets like this one at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, where I teach a course on case-piece construction. I built this one, however, as part of a video workshop that will be published on Nov. 18 on

The cherry cabinet uses frame-and-panel construction and would work well as a nightstand or end table.

Materials: Cherry, Shellac, Oil/Varnish Finish

Design or Plan used: My own design - Tim Rousseau

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, cherry, rousseau small cabinet project

Comments (7)

user-5230343 user-5230343 writes: Tim,

Really excellent video series. I would like to follow along and build the dame small cabinet, but cannot locate the plans here on the FWW site. Are they still posted?


Rob FM
Posted: 3:50 pm on August 28th

awalnut awalnut writes: I just watched the series and was quite impressed. You dont see the described detail very often. Lots of great tips on layout precision and fantastic knife hinge tutorial. Awesome job !!!
Posted: 12:14 pm on June 23rd

papeburrus papeburrus writes: I just wanted to say thank you for the plans and the video series. They helped me emmensely as I built two of these cherry cabinets for my 5th anniversary. I posted photos in the readers gallery:
It was certainly a challenge, but a lot of fun. Thanks again.
Posted: 5:51 am on February 7th

2kidsnosleep 2kidsnosleep writes: Really effective, detailed video by a great instructor. I enjoyed watching this series and the information presented was top notch.
Posted: 8:51 pm on December 26th

thepoorlife thepoorlife writes: Tim, the video series you did for this cabinet has helped me out a lot. Thanks for doing it. Its always great to see another woodworkers school of thought and reasoning.

Take care,
The Silent Woods Project
Posted: 7:36 am on December 6th

bricofleur bricofleur writes: I appreciate your detailed teaching method. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 10:18 am on November 26th

nivagthetool nivagthetool writes: I look forward to the part about pin hinges,never used them althogh I have restored a few pieces that had them and fixed broken ones. Nice tip for cutting tenons
Posted: 3:24 pm on November 20th

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