Nail Cabinet

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Project by harshest posted 10-12-2016 03:58 PM 6838 views 25 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the Roy Underhill Nail Cabinet featured in the February 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking.

Mine is made out of Southern Yellow Pine for the case and Walnut and White Pine for the drawers.

If you look closely you can see each row of drawers is cut from the the same board for grain contunity.

I adjusted the size of the drawers a little and decided to use the library pulls for easy labeling.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 04:13 PM

Whoa, that turned out great. Very nice looking.

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 06:09 PM

Looks nice. That grain continuity is really obvious in row #4 where there is a circular type knot pattern across the first 2 drawers. That is some really nice attention to details.
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 10-12-2016 07:30 PM

Awesome, love it.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 08:17 PM

Wow. Has anybody said how nice this is??

Oh yeah, it’s VERY NICE! Good Job !

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#5 posted 10-12-2016 10:04 PM

Like that Wow factor when the door is open!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 10-12-2016 10:12 PM

Where’d you get the pulls?? Love the cabinet!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#7 posted 10-12-2016 10:43 PM

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#8 posted 10-12-2016 11:20 PM

charming piece – I’m a sucker for multiple drawers

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 10-12-2016 11:57 PM


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#10 posted 10-13-2016 12:20 AM

Very nice and well organized storage.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 10-13-2016 12:34 AM

Glue a nail from each bin to the face of the bin and forget the little labels (which us with old eyes can’t read anyway)

Did you glue the boxes as well as brad nailing?


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#12 posted 10-13-2016 01:00 AM

Absolutely love the SYP grain and how it all fits.

Great job

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#13 posted 10-13-2016 01:17 AM

Amazing work! Love the grain texture

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 10-13-2016 01:25 AM

Very nice. Wishing my nails and so forth were this organized. The continuous grain and contrasting colors are great details.

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#15 posted 10-13-2016 12:19 PM

There should be a sign, “Wash Hands Before Using!!”

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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