Pantry that looks like Pie Safe

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Project by Tom Pritchard posted 04-24-2018 01:58 PM 1570 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends of mine asked me if I could make them a cabinet that they could use to store can goods in. This cabinet will replace a smaller cabinet they are currently using.
The material used is common pine. All wider panels were glued together to make up the depth of cabinet. That includes top, bottom, sides and shelves. Overall size is 43” tall x 48” wide x 16” deep. Finish is a dark walnut stain. Used pre-stain prior to adding finish coat. Staining pine like this is not my favorite thing to do. Preferred to paint and distress. Used Minwax semi-gloss poly. All shelves are adjustable. Anyway they were very happy with the results.

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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#1 posted 04-24-2018 03:49 PM

I dig it.

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#2 posted 04-24-2018 04:41 PM

nice cabinet

you’re right about pine – I never had any luck staining it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 04-25-2018 01:57 AM

Nice job. I like the rustic look of it. Nice choice on hinges too. Pine can be a pain to finish for sure.

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#4 posted 04-25-2018 05:43 PM

Very nice cabinet, looks great.
Don’t like staning, try using dye next time. I’ve had good success with dyes, I especially like TransTint by Homestead Finishes. Maybe it’s just my imagination but the dye for me doesn’t show every little defect, mark, or grain reversal like stain does. I have always had a nice even coloring across the full surface.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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