laundry basket cabinet

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Project by ezek1el posted 08-11-2014 03:35 PM 2119 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here the last project I just finished. Friend of my has OCD and wanted to separate is dirty clothe by color so he asked to build him a nice cabinet that would fit between is washer and drier so there it is. Its built out of oak using mortise and tenon, tongue and groove and dovetails. The dimension are 30 wide X 39 high X 21 deep (inch). I first sealed it with orange shellac 2 coats and then I sprayed 4 coats General waterbase varnish. Im very happy overall the only thing I would change is the way I applied the shellac, I used a paint brush but it was very tricky in the weaved panels next time I will spray it. Cheers

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#1 posted 08-11-2014 05:21 PM

I like it and the ability to keep your clothes separated.
I am afraid my clothes hamper would need to be the size of a two floor freezers!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 06:23 PM

Very cool project, great job on the weave

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 09:55 PM

Very nice. I like the weave on it.

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 10:26 PM

I like the cabinet and it looks great….I would like to know more about how you did the weave and how thick the material for it was.

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 10:41 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. As for the weave I used 1/8 inch thick banding so 2of them fits snug in a 1/4 inch groove. It’s my second time building something with weave panels and you want to cut everything to size before assembly and the easiest way to assemble them is to start to layout the band’s that are spread apart and I used quick clamps to hold them down on the workbench. Then you slide the band’s in between Once you have couple of the weaved bands installed it will hold itself. Also I didn’t have a drum sander so I used my planer to cleanup the bandsaw marks you just have to put a board at the bottom of the thickness planer. Cheers

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#6 posted 10-07-2015 01:18 AM

I really like how this turned out! I’ve been looking for something like that for my mother’s bedroom. She’s almost 90 and uses several small hampers under her bed which are difficult for her to use. I will show her this and see what she thinks! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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