View Full Version : Gerstner?

12-19-2005, 08:35 PM
No, it definately is not. But i"m pretty darn proud of how it came out. I have been meaning to get started on this project for a few years. Finally, on Thanksgiving day I started. I have been plugging away at it ever since. I made it to fit the top of a two door microwave oven cart that my father made, years ago. My wife and I replaced the old microwave and cart last year. The cart went to the shop, for tool storage. This cabinet is the perfect complement. If I figured my time involved, I probably could have bought two Gerstner chests. But then I would not have the satisfaction of saying..."I did it my way!"

And, Here is a shot with the lid and two drawers open. I just finished the final details this evening.


12-19-2005, 08:51 PM
That's beautiful, Arbo. Very nicely done.

The picture of the grandfather clock in the lid is nice, but isn't that supposed to be a mirror http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Leigh W3NLB

charlie coghill
12-19-2005, 09:00 PM
Arbo that will be a heirloom some day. That is beautiful work.

12-19-2005, 09:07 PM
nice work Arbo

Mike Burdick
12-19-2005, 09:13 PM

That is very nice indeed! Just one question...how are you going to get that past your wife? My wife would rip that right out of my hands and claim it for her very own in a heart beat!

12-19-2005, 09:52 PM
you should not buy her so much jewelry she needs one that big.

The tame Wolf !

12-19-2005, 10:12 PM
GREAT JOB! what is the woods you used and did you turn the knobs? I really like the color of the wood you used!

12-19-2005, 11:12 PM
Real nice work. Looks better than a Gerstner in my opinion.

Milacron of PM
12-20-2005, 06:05 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">what is the woods you used </font> Black Walnut drawer fronts. Sides and frame can't tell due to angle but sort looks like oak.

[This message has been edited by D. Thomas (edited 12-20-2005).]

12-20-2005, 06:41 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful!

Now that you've finished the prototype you can send it to me as soon as you finish the real thing. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

That's definitely something to be proud of.

12-20-2005, 06:49 AM
D. Thomas nailed the wood species. White oak and black walnut. With contrasting plugs to cover the screw holes. I thought that it added a nice touch.

The wife does like it, but she has been informed that this one is mine. Maybe someday, I can make some for her and my daughters.

Cecil Walker
12-20-2005, 12:07 PM
Great job Arbo, that's a beauty and definately an heirloom.