Upcycled worn out dresser

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Project by DoubleNickel posted 10-06-2017 04:05 PM 860 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a buffet for our kitchen but couldn’t find what she was looking for. Had her give me a sketch, this is what I came up with. Not perfect by any means, but the boss is happy.

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 04:26 PM

That’s really creative. It takes a good eye to see that sort of potential in an old piece. You constructed it nicely too. Since there has been discussion in other threads about the lack of constructive criticism in project comments, I will say that I’m not a fan of the surface mount hinges. I think it would look better to have mortised them in the side of the door and the face frame stile so just the knuckle showed. There’s no right or wrong, it’s just what looks good to you.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 04:49 PM

Thanks Rich. I completely agree with you on the hinges. My wife picked out the hinges and that was how she wanted them. Also tried to talk her out of using three but you can see who one that battle.

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 09:34 PM

I like the up grade to some very pretty and useful. You made this for your wife, if she wants three surface hinges thats the perfect way to go.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#4 posted 10-07-2017 02:34 PM

You did a nice job on modifying this dresser.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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