Tea cabinet

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 10-27-2018 07:22 PM 886 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tea cabinet for my favorite customer. My wife was wanting a tea box and I came up with this cabinet style because I know how she enjoys displaying things.
It’s a simple mitred box with dividers, glass door, a base with a round over and a top with a cove detail.
I gave it 3 coats of dye tinted shellac sanding off in between. Then a top coat followed by 3 coats of wax applied with steel wool. I was pleased with the effect the process had on the curls and might try this again on something with a little more surface area.
Best of all my customer is very happy!

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#1 posted 10-27-2018 08:22 PM

nice cabinet Tom, you didn’t say but I’m guessing it’s curly maple. I know it isn’t so but it sure looks like the bottom rail on the door is a book match to the bottom of the cabinet. Looks awesome !!

-- 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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#2 posted 10-27-2018 09:44 PM

Nice job, Tom. The finish really did bring out the figure in the wood, too. And a happy customer trumps all that!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 10-27-2018 11:19 PM

Good work Tom

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 10-28-2018 09:34 AM

Quite charming organizator. I thought to build something similar for smaller tea baggs we use in our home. Thanks for idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-31-2018 04:16 AM

You must really love your tea! But of course, it’s also great to be organized! I’m just thinking that this set up would look great if you upsized it for books – it would make me a really lovely library shelf!

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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