Hairdressing cabinet

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Project by sugarpine posted 09-16-2014 12:30 AM 1549 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small cabinet was designed to hold everything a gal needs to style her hair. I did it in alder. The side panels, top and bottom panels and the inside panel under the stainless steel inserts are all glue ups. This was my first installation of soft close drawer slides. They were provided by my customer who salvaged them from a kitchen remodel. No brand name and obviously imported from China, The quality was poor. They had no front to back adjustment provisions. They were attached to the cabinet sides instead of rear brackets. Fortunately there were dozens of screw holes. Why a couple of the holes on each side weren’t slotted horizontally like all other slides is beyond me. It would have made the initial front to back positioning much easier and eliminated removing screws, repositioning and driving more screws into new holes when the inset drawers didn’t quite flush out on the initial positioning.

The two functional drawers are 1/2” baltic birch with white melamine bottoms. The third (top) drawer is a false front. The cabinet is shown prior to staining and finishing which was going to be done by the customer.

The 6 inch deep stainless steel pots will hold hair blowers, curling irons and other styling equipment and accessories.

I provided the sketch for the customer so she could choose inset or overlay drawers.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 09:34 AM

Thats a great cabinet,,,,, Love the handles those are cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 01:12 PM

That is one clean and classy cabinet. Put some heavier casters and you have yourself a classy shop cart for your planer, spindle sander etc…Nicely done.

-- Ken

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 05:54 PM

She chose wisely with the inset drawers. Much nicer look in my opinion but harder to do. Your gaps turned out very even.
I would have designed the bottom rail to show so it matched the top rail instead of just ending the bottom with the drawer but that is to each his own.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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