Lil' Yellow Shaker Type Cabinet

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Project by jack1 posted 05-24-2009 05:43 AM 1722 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my mother was living in an assisted living home a few years ago, she was a little short of storage so, I made this small cabinet for her. It was 30”x24”x10” made of poplar and birch ply for the door panels. I used pocket screws and a few biscuits to build it. I got the brightest yellow I could find and after 5 coats plus the primer, (if you have ever painted yellow you know what I’m talking about) it was presentable. I used a keyhole type router bit and hung it on screws inserted in wall anchors.
As you can see she used it to mostly hold pictures. The person with the hat is not my mother, that’s my son! She has since passed away and I donated the cabinet to the nursing home where she was transfered to when she got Alzheimer’s. She was 93 when she passed.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 12:18 PM

Very nice, I really like it. Great little What-Not cabinet.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#2 posted 05-24-2009 02:45 PM

Nice cabinet, I am sure she loved it

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#3 posted 05-24-2009 08:16 PM

Nice cabinet.

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 08:49 PM

Hey Jack
Projects for those we love warms the hart of the family member and every time they look what you made for them. A nice cabinet and kind gift.


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#5 posted 05-25-2009 08:34 AM

Ooops, I guess I left out the pic with my son in it yesterday. Anyways, thanks for the comments.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 10:51 PM

Jack, nice job on the Cabinet, looks sharp for sure, and is ‘almost’ steelers gold…LOL

-- Retired from Active Duty

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