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A China Cabinet

Postby Dave R » 21 Aug 2014, 18:17

Or maybe more correctly, a cabinet made in China. This was made in Shaghai about 1840. I came a cross a photo of the cabinet and got to wondering about how to draw the gridwork. After figuring out the pattern, drawing it was actually pretty simple. I might do a blog post to show how I did it.

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Here's a close up of the door. The original has metal screen behind the wooden grid. I need to look for a make an appropriate texture but for now the dark gray will have to do.

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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby DaveL » 21 Aug 2014, 20:16

Well its an impressive cabinet and yet another great drawing. I would lose the will to live with all those joints, not one for the make it sometime list.
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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Dave R » 21 Aug 2014, 20:18

Thanks Dave. I'm with you on making those grids in the shop. Seems like a job for an apprentice. :D
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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Rod » 21 Aug 2014, 20:24

I vaguely remember seeing a video of a craftsman making one of them?

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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Robert » 21 Aug 2014, 20:30

I quite like that :)

looks like a job for a CNC machine to me....
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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby 9fingers » 21 Aug 2014, 21:21

I keep thinking there is something wong with the pattern but can't quite out my finger on it.
The 1 unit squares seem out of place?

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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Dave R » 21 Aug 2014, 21:36

Bob, you'll have to take that up with the guy who built it. He might be around 200 years old now and is probably senile. :D
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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Dave R » 21 Aug 2014, 21:41

Actually, you are correct. I missed one little detail. I'll fix it, though. ;)
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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Dave R » 21 Aug 2014, 21:51

Fixed.
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Re: A China Cabinet

Postby Dave R » 23 Aug 2014, 13:45

In case there's any interest, I made a tutorial video showing how I drew the latticework on this cabinet.

The same process could be used to draw divided light windows or the cames for leaded glass windows. I expect you can come up with a few other uses, too.

I also decided it would look better in Chinese red. :D
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I could have used it on this cabinet if I'd thought of it back then. :roll:
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