Nativity Cabinet

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I delivered a cabinet that the couple is going to use for two 50 year old nativity scenes. They gave me the interior dimensions they needed and wanted the color to match existing furniture. They also wanted 32″ of unobstructed view in the center of the cabinet so two doors wasn’t going to work. I used acrylic over glass which made the panel very light.

Finish is:

  • Varathane provincial stain
  • Zinsser SealCoat
  • Waterlox original
  • 50/50 mix of Waterlox original and satin

 

The Waterlox was only used on the exterior.

With an inset panel that big I was scared that even a little out of scared would look bad. It was a relief when I pulled it off.

With an inset panel that big I was scared that even a little out of scared would look bad. It was a relief when I pulled it off.

 

I wanted the sides and front to be straight grained red oak so it didn't distract from the nativity scene.

I wanted the sides and front to be straight grained red oak so it didn’t distract from the nativity scene.

 

Front view

Front view

 

Top detail

Top detail

 

Bottom detail

Bottom detail

 

LED strip lights

LED strip lights

 

Panel slides up in groove behind front trim

Panel slides up in groove behind front trim

 

Panel then rests on a couple of table extension pins

Panel then rests on a couple of table extension pins

 

The LED lights adjust to 256 levels

The LED lights adjust to 256 levels

 

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