Hoosier Cabinet

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Project by TurnTurnTurn posted 08-12-2013 09:29 PM 4540 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I bought and old run down Hoosier Cabinet at a garage sale. Most of the wood was rotten, but I was able to salvage the metal top and the flour sifter, which was the reason I bought it to begin with. The metal top has a date of 1942 stamped on the bottom. I gingerly disassembled the cabinet and used the individual pieces as a pattern for the most of the new pieces. The new cabinet is made of pine, plywood, and the doors are MDF, so we will see how those hold up. My wife was kind enough to paint it and now we have a fully functional hoosier cabinet. fyi….I do not plan to sift any flour. Thanks for looking!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 09:39 PM

Great restore. It looks like the Hoosier I found in the basement 25 years ago. ( I sold it for $200) Back then I never thought of keeping and restoring it. Good for you.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 09:43 PM

Very Nice. I did the same thing with one my mother in law gave my wife.

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-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 10:07 PM

i’ve never heard of these pieces before but i love the simple charm
i’m a sucker for lots of doors and drawers on a unit and compartments
excellent refurb and it looks perfect in this spot

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 11:25 PM

These are great I have always been interested in building one, Great Job

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 12:55 AM

Great job. My wife is on the lookout for one for me to restore right now.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 01:36 AM

What a great save!! Nicely done as well!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 06:11 AM

That looks super awesome, absolutely love the style. Real old farm-style cabinet. I would like to build one like that.
Would it be wrong of me to ask if you could share your plans with me, I’m willing to pay you or return the favor in some other way. Or if you can give me dimensions so I have an idea of the scale of all the spaces. I would really like to replicate it as true as possible.


-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#8 posted 08-14-2013 12:46 AM

Marius, Sorry, I don’t have any plans, I used the original components as a pattern for the new components. But I can provide you with some measurements. The base cabinet is 39.25 wide, 31 tall and 22.5 deep. The top cabinet is 39 wide, 38 tall and 12 deep. Hope that helps.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#9 posted 08-15-2013 02:38 PM

Excellent rebuild on that lovely and functional cabinet. Like the paint job, has a very nice country style.

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