Wine Cabinet to Display Cabinet

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Project by Luddite posted 12-21-2015 01:11 PM 1343 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

21 Dec 2015

In ‘93 I was on a major building streak of furniture for our home. To compliment the dining area I built a wine cabinet to hold up to 60 bottles. Nice idea but not really practical when living in the desert southwest.

Now in ‘15 my wife decided that, since we had a small wine fridge, we needed to re-purpose the cabinet to be now an overflow cabinet for the china and crystal sideboard. Now many years ago I made this with idea of removable racks in case of something like this happening.

I removed the racks and the pegs I’d used for them to hang, refinished inside and out, installed lights and plate glass shelves.

An interesting part is, as I was dissecting this piece, I was able to see how my work has changed since the initial build. I don’t do face framing as much and have really used mortise and tenor much much more since. Overall, I really enjoyed this short project. Like visiting an old friend after many years.

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-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 12-21-2015 03:43 PM

Hi there !
Very nice work, bravo, if you made all the rest you have a very beautifull dinning room
Keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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#2 posted 12-21-2015 04:59 PM

It’s beautiful! Your skill is quite amazing!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 12-21-2015 11:35 PM

Terry, that is a pretty interesting make over. You are to be commended for your foresight.

-- Art

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#4 posted 12-21-2015 11:53 PM

Beautiful cabinet, Terry!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 05:23 AM

outstanding. love it!

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