A Stepback Cupboard in Pine

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-27-2018 06:14 PM 2153 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

daughter wanted her version of that Ash cupboard I built. Didn’t want a door on the bottom unit, just open shelves, to hold four of those baskets. main drawer gets a pair of wire baskets. The skinny drawer hides the gap between the two units. Inside that gap are a pair of cleats to attach the top unit, and act as drawer guides.
Drawers use through dovetails. Stanley #45 ran beads around all openings, and down the outside corners.

Finish ( for now..) is one coat of Golden Oak Stain, then about three coats of Amber Shellac. Knobs are “white birch”

Panel in the door was “raised” using a handplane. Panel sits in a groove in the frame.

Completed unit stands 77-1/4” tall, counting the nail-on foot pads.

Not too bad of a project…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 03-27-2018 06:22 PM

That was a great read of the blog and the finished product is very nice. Thanks for sharing

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 03-27-2018 07:17 PM

Very Nice & Well Done Bandit

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 03-27-2018 07:36 PM

Another great build, Bandit. I’m sure you daughter will love it!

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#4 posted 03-27-2018 07:49 PM

Beautiful mate

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#5 posted 03-27-2018 08:00 PM

Turned out looking great.

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#6 posted 03-27-2018 08:31 PM

Nice job Bandit, well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 03-27-2018 10:58 PM

The cabinet came out great! You really did a nice job on this—and I love those dovetails!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 03-28-2018 12:12 AM

Looks great. Followed the blog. It was worth the wait.

-- I could quit if I wanted

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 03-28-2018 12:36 AM

You pulled off another fine build.

Your daughter is going to love it.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 03-28-2018 12:45 AM

A stop for the skinny drawer, so it won’t just slide out the back.

Main drawer gets baskets, as well…wire ones.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#11 posted 03-28-2018 01:44 AM

Nicely done bandit. That’s my second favorite piece that I’ve seen you make.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 03-28-2018 02:07 AM

Nice work, has been interesting to see you post as you have built it. Finished piece is beautiful.

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

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#13 posted 03-28-2018 02:55 PM

SUper- duper!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#14 posted 03-30-2018 09:48 PM

Looks good Bandit !! Like the color and the grain in the wood. Great job that will get used for a long time.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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