Corner Cabinet in Heart Pine

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Project by Roz posted 12-04-2018 02:03 AM 836 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As my wife approaches retirement she is identifying things in our house she would like to change. So the back porch is becoming an exercise room. Then she identified a need for the TV to be in a corner cabinet that could be seen from the elliptical machine. So I made her a corner cabinet to fill the bill.

The secondary wood is plywood and clear pine. But I had enough reclaimed heart pine left to do the front and sides. With the raised panel construction and the scars from over a century of use it made an interesting cabinet. I think it may be my favorite project so far.

There is storage above and below the center opening. It is coped to fit closely to the wall and over the existing moldings. I made a cable raceway to collect and disguise the cables and provide a mounting surface for the TV wall mount mechanism.

I mixed a stain of Minwax products to approximate the natural color of heart pine which blended the plywood and new pine with the old. Then went over the entire thing with Minwax Ipswich Pine stain. The result is pretty close in color.
It is free standing but could be attached to the wall if needed. I think she had a great idea and I always wanted to build one. It makes a nice addition to this old house.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 03:06 AM

Great build. I was just learning of real heart pine, and local to me (or once was) Dade county pine. Wonderful looking boards and great pieces of history. Being new to woodworking in general, I find this all so interesting.

Again, fantastic build indeed!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 12:06 PM

Very nice, I’ll bet it gets filled up quick.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 01:15 PM

Great story and great build-thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 03:18 PM

Another great project. You seem to get better and better.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 03:19 PM

Another great project. You seem to get better and better.

- jack1

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 06:52 PM

Gotta keep Cookie happy Terry :), real nice make

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 12-05-2018 04:51 AM

Nice Project & Well Done!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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