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CD cabinet on stand Rick Broemel Morton, PA

The very first power tool that I ever owned was a Craftsman router," remarks Rick Broemel. "I bought ir about 13 years ago, jusr after I got married/'

Today Broemel works as an art director for a large Philadelphia advertising agency. In his spare time, he's filling his home with furniture—period pieces as well as contemporary projects. "I like both types of furniture," Broemel admits, abut contemporary pieces give me more of a design challenge."

Broemel s CD cabinet holds 99 CDs in three rows. The curved door is coopered from staves of tiger maple; the case corners join with through dovetails. Broemel finished both the case and the walnut base with Danish oil and gel varnish.

those on the original* and created a more ornate interior. "Even in a period piece, there's still room for ty of design." he offers. "For this piece, it was a tremendous challenge just selecting the wood for different parts.

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