Oregon Myrtlewood Microwave Cabinet

Here is another Myrtlewood cabinet I just finished building. This one is for holding our microwave and will set around the corner from the two drawer Myrtlewood cabinet I built earlier but will have a set of casters on it. I wanted to keep the same design so they would both blend with the Myrtlewood dining room table. This one is the same length but I made it two inches narrower. I’m running low on Myrtlewood but was lucky enough to be able to mirror match a lot of the wood I used in this cabinet. Even the front and back legs have a mirror match.
The entire cabinet is made of solid Myrtlewood except for the ¾” plywood bottom and top that the tile and cement board is mounted on. The drawer is box is plywood with dovetail joints. I was really happy to be able to use my new 45deg glue joint router bit on the top frame and it makes for a real super joint.
I made my own drawer slide mounts for the back so I could make the drawer as deep as possible. I also used the same hand rubbed oil finish after sanding it down to 400grit and it makes the wood feel like glass.
If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask me. Just click on photo to enlarge.

My Blueprint.

My Blueprint.

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About madebydennis

I have always been the type of guy that like to build things. I am now retired but in my past I was a building contractor, worked in a machine shop making custom manufactureing machines, welding building trailers or anything out of steel. I now like to tinker in my shop doing woodworking and welding. I'm always looking for something to make for ether my motorcycle, ATV or just build something out of wood.
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3 Responses to Oregon Myrtlewood Microwave Cabinet

  1. VA Dodge says:

    What a custom piece! Beautiful! In some of those shots of the front side I do see an animal’s face w/wide-set eyes (where the drawer pulls are). Great workmanship, Dennis! VA

  2. Annabelle says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love to see the work in progress leading up to to the final creation. What beautiful wood – do you source it locally to where you are?

  3. madebydennis says:

    Thank you Annabelle, All of my Myrtlewood came from my neighbor who cut it down on the Oregon coast over 40 years ago. His wife gave it to me after he died. My wood supply is getting very low. The only items I’ve been selling are my Uke stands and music stands. The table and cabinets are filling up our home and will be something to pass down to our grandsons.

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