Canning Cupboard

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Project by Josh posted 12-29-2014 05:56 PM 2192 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a great growing season and lots of canning getting put away, we began running out of storage space. I planned the cabinet in Sketchup and started the build. We knew that it was going to be a painted piece for the start, so I used poplar for the frame and pre-primed ply for the panels. The 5 sliding drawers will hold 245 pints, 180 quarts or any combination of each. My shop has roll down plastic sheeting to protect my tools, 1500 CFM filtered induction fan, exhaust opposite side of building so that I am able to spray paint, poly or stain safely. This paint went on like a dream, it is a Waterborne Alkyd by Richards and has cured solid. Drawer fronts are chalkboard paint so that labeling the contents is easy.

The cupboard has a door as well, just waiting on the wife to decide on hardware.

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#1 posted 12-29-2014 07:13 PM

Beautiful cabinet and awesome canning, professional. I have been using plastic storage bins that hold the containers and stack them in the garage, your cabinet is fantastic, love the idea of the chalk fronts!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 07:22 PM

Looks nice. I was going to suggest doors but it sounds like you have that covered.
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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#3 posted 12-30-2014 01:29 AM

great cabinet.looks like a bunch of good eats in there.nice work.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

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#4 posted 12-30-2014 04:37 AM

Great work, need to build one myself!

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 02:42 PM

Nice! That’s a lot of canning

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#6 posted 01-02-2015 01:41 AM

That is one nice job and very useful, congrats

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