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Project by D11RDozer posted 09-20-2017 02:37 AM 1881 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents remodeled the kitchen in their 1960s house a few years ago. A couple closets were part of the remodel. I took the shelf boards from those closets, not wanting them to go in the trash. My wife saw the boards and asked if I could use the wood to build something for her. She wanted a cabinet for a small corner in our kitchen that she could use to organize mail and other papers. We worked on the design together, so it has design elements and hardware that she likes. This is what we ended up with. The wood, which I believe is pine, but could be spruce or fir, turned out to be very nice; tight grain, fairly clear, nice color. We had just enough material for the project. It is finished with shellac, some General Finishes Golden Pine gel stain (I’m not sure if this even made a difference since it seemed to all get wiped off), and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin finish.

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#1 posted 09-20-2017 02:41 AM

The two of you did a good job!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 02:47 AM

Looks awsome. I love the color. Great design.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 02:55 AM

good use of other wise scrap wood …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 03:20 AM

That is really nice. Totally delightful.

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#5 posted 09-20-2017 04:24 AM

No wonder she’s happy , that’s one very fine cabinet.


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#6 posted 09-20-2017 01:35 PM

It’s a very nice cabinet and I’m sure your wife is very pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 09-20-2017 01:56 PM

Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 09-20-2017 02:21 PM

Good job. I like the unusual hinge position.


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#9 posted 09-20-2017 02:34 PM

Thanks everybody for your comments. This is such a cool community.

Bricofleur, unusual how? Is it because of how close they are to the top and bottom of the door? Given the design of the door and the hinges my wife chose, surface mounting on the face-frame stile and aligning with the door rails seemed to be the only choice.

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#10 posted 09-20-2017 03:57 PM

Yes, close to top and bottom, but I agree, with those hinges it was the only choice. I would have used H-shape hinges, but I’m glad to see that long T-hinges look good as well the way you installed them.


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#11 posted 09-20-2017 08:52 PM

Beautiful cabinet—and great use of the wood.

Now the new cabinet already has a rich history – well done. Even if the z-brace is upside down ;)

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#12 posted 09-25-2017 02:50 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 09-30-2017 08:40 AM

Good quality pine is quite beautiful. Nice save.

-- Ben in Va

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#14 posted 12-06-2017 08:18 PM

That’s a great looking cabinet, and I love the look. Well dome.

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