Curio Cabinet

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Project by Mike Shaffer posted 02-16-2015 07:35 PM 1287 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this from plans that I ordered from Klockit. It was advertized as a quilt display case and called for three wood shelves, but I opted for glass shelves and and made it a curio cabinet for my daughter.

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#1 posted 01-23-2016 11:24 PM

I am getting ready to make this same thing for my mom to display her quilts. I am using some quarter sawn Sapele I picked up rough milled. Any pointers or things I should know about before I start? Did you use their hardware kit or did you use your own hardware?

-- Gary, Virginia

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 01:59 AM

I assume that you have the plans from Klockit. If so you will notice, the section which covers the construction of the base of the cabinet calls for the pieces to be cut and joined by butting one piece to the other. I didn’t care for that method because the end grain would be visible, so I chose to cut the ends on a 45 degree angle. The plan also calls for wood shelves, but I decided to use glass so that my daughter could be used as a curio cabinet. The top still opens so the she can hang any quilts later on. As for the hardware I purchased the hinges and door handle at a Woodcraft store which is near buy. It’s cheaper that way because I didn’t have to pay any shipping charges.

Be sure to post a picture when you finish it.


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#3 posted 01-26-2016 08:53 PM

Mike thanks for the info. I do have the plans and have been going over them. I also did not like all the hardware they called for as I wanted to use different hinges on the top etc. My mom does not want any shelves in the case as she is going to stack the quilts in it and she wants to fit as many as she can. I will post some pics when I get going probably won’t be until the spring as i am currently finishing our basement.

-- Gary, Virginia

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