Antique Flour/Mill Cabinet

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Project by Ronnie Jackson posted 06-02-2009 11:23 PM 12201 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This old flour sifting cabinet came to me without alot of hope. It had a ton of rot and the original tambour door was missing. However the customer insisted it be restored no matter the cost. And the worst part was that she wanted the paint removed to showcase the original poplar that lay beneath. 3 weeks later this is what i came out with

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#1 posted 06-02-2009 11:32 PM

Looks like a Hoosier cabinet. My parents have one. Great job on the restoration!

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 11:57 PM

An OUTSTANDING restoration! Looks really really Great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 12:04 AM

Great job on the restoration.

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 12:22 AM

Hard to believe it is the same piece!!

Beautiful Work!!

Does the tambour door use canvas as a backing?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 12:32 AM

My mom has one that my grandfather restored this exact same way. Strangely enough it has become a true family heirloom. Great job!

-- Patrick

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Ronnie Jackson

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#6 posted 06-03-2009 12:33 AM

thanks everyone. as far as the backing i used 100% cotton cloth, i washed it dryed it to prevent any shrinking and white glued it.

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#7 posted 06-03-2009 02:51 AM

Ronnie, this is a nice restoration on the Hoosier cabinet. Having “before” pictures posted along with a restoration is a nice touch. You did a good job on the poplar as well. Poplar can be a challenge to finish but it looks like you handled it just fine.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 06-03-2009 02:57 AM

A real good looking restoration. You did a fabulous job. Didn’t look like you had much to start with but it turned out great.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 06-03-2009 03:45 AM

Hey Ronnie
A great Hossier restoration , A job to be proud of for sure.


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#10 posted 06-03-2009 07:30 AM

Great restoration. You did a very nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-22-2013 10:06 PM

I have an identical cabinet that has not been refinished… Does anyone know what these antique are worth? Mine is in great shape. I have never known the value… I wondered if anyone else knows a ball park estimate? Thanks in advance.

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