Vial Cabinet

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Project by SplashMaster posted 02-23-2019 05:23 PM 363 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At my day job, the need for a new vial cabinet arose and I was approached to build it to save some of our unit budget. It’s basically a duplication of a cabinet we already use for the most part. Unfortunately, my only constraint was having to buy all the materials through the big box store Lowe’s. The cabinet case is ¾” Maple Plywood with Poplar trim and door frame, and the drawer runners are Red Oak. The drawers are Poplar frames secured to ¼” Red Oak Plywood.

This build was very strait forward with the cabinet being 43” X 23” X 21” using rabbet and dado joints. The drawers were even simpler with the only constraint be that the cardboard box dividers need to fit in them. The finish is water base satin polyurethane.

The cabinet will house an insect reference collection. The insects are stored in 4 dram vials and organized in the cardboard divider trays. This would also make a nice tool cabinet for the shop though.

Thanks for checking it out,

Matthew Stillwell

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 05:48 PM

Where are the Dove Tails? :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 07:07 PM

Nice build, but it’s crying for some paint or stain to at least get closer to its surroundings. Could just be the lighting in the photos though.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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