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18th C “Dog Food” Cabinet

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18th C “Dog Food” Cabinet
Final pics of my “dog food cabinet”. (It will actually house our flour, sugar, and olive oil as well) ?

It is mostly period correct to Louis XV - Louis XVI transition. The joinery is solid wood with 18th C joinery and the marquetry and parquetry are original designs from the work of Jean Francois Oeben and Jean Henri Riesener.

The glue is all animal protein (hide glue) and the only metal parts are the pulls, hinges, catches and their fastenings …. and one screw that holds the sliding back in place.

The top is Vancouver Island “Black Carmanah” marble.
Almost all surfaces, inside and out are veneered.

Photos by Ron MacDonnell

You can see the step by step construction in my blog, starting here: https://craftisian.com/entries/1297-some-joinery-pictures

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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this is magnificent ... and to hold dog food ... you make me chuckle

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

If this is the dog food cabinet, I can't wait to see the kitchen!

Losing fingers since 1969


Very Nice

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

That is a beautiful work of Art.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Absolutely stunning marquetry (and parquetry - I had to look that up).  Really incredible.
Thanks Ross.

BB1, 
no, we’ve done this on several cabinets in the past and never sealed but it might make sense. Good idea.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Any "Dog" would be proud to have his kibble stored in the cabinet.    Impressive work.   Really great.    

Ron

So ornate!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

i dont even have the words to describe this cabinet. you say for dog food-lol but id probably store fine linens or china ! your work is some of the finest ive ever seen paul. i would never have the patience to do something like this even if i had the knowledge.
Beautiful craftsmanship. That is more art than woodworking to me. Excellent work.

Main Street to the Mountains

I have enjoyed following this build Paul.

I'm not sure I believe this holds dog food until I see a picture :) It seems like this should hold priceless works of art (or at least priceless dogfood!)
Ha ha.
Sorry to disappoint.



If you think this is silly you have to see my shop desk. 🤣🤣

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Paul,

This one was well worth the wait to see the finished piece.  What a work of art.  We certainly hope your dog is well trained and doesn't scratch it, wanting to get to the food!

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Some of us should be so lucky as this pooch is. As usual the work is impeccable, and a thing of beauty. 

The blog is well worth the time to take a look at the making of this piece. 
Again and again so nice to see your master pieces.

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WOW,Paul..........That is another priceless piece. Great work on it.....................Cheers, Jim

I think about you and Danny every time I look at those southwest pieces we did at you place on the Chevalier................Cheers, Jim
 

shipwright
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Ha ha.
Sorry to disappoint. 

No disappointment here - that made my day! 👍👍👍
newWOW,Paul..........That is another priceless piece. Great work on it.....................Cheers, Jim

I think about you and Danny every time I look at those southwest pieces we did at you place on the Chevalier................Cheers, Jim



That was a fun day. I remember it well. 

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Many thanks all.😁

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Don't let my dog see it.  He will wonder why his dogfood is stored in a plastic tote.