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Project by Jason1974 posted 09-15-2019 07:46 PM 580 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gents, it has been a long time since I posted anything so this should make up for lost time. I decided to make a cabinet for all my models (my daughter calls them my tonka toys). The cabinet is made out of pine 3/4” boards with piano hinges on the doors. The size is 8’ long and 54” tall. I used 1/4” plexi glass for the doors and side windows. Each shelf is a different height by 1 to 2”. Then I used my harbor freight hvlp gun and sprayed it with 4 coats of high gloss polyurethane and sanded with 320 grit in between coats. I have plenty of room for more tonka toys. Lol. Well enjoy the pictures and tell me what you think.
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-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!





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Jason1974

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#1 posted 09-15-2019 07:48 PM

sorry about the sideways picture. I used my phone to post this project.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 09-15-2019 08:07 PM

Better than my IKEA one. Well done.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Jason1974

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#3 posted 09-15-2019 08:26 PM

Thanks.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 09-15-2019 08:38 PM

much better then the way i do it …. i got soooooooooo much dust on mine hard to tell color of wood .... LOL .. GREAT IDEA :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 09-15-2019 09:29 PM

Very nice. Those last pics with it populated tell a great story.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Jason1974

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#6 posted 09-15-2019 11:07 PM

Thanks. Was tired of constantly dusting them down.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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swirt

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#7 posted 09-16-2019 01:41 AM

The cabinets look great, and so do the contents.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Peteybadboy

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#8 posted 09-16-2019 05:58 AM

Nice job. No glass?

-- Petey

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#9 posted 09-16-2019 10:19 AM

Nice job and GREAT MODELS

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crowie

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#10 posted 09-16-2019 10:41 AM

Yes Jason, You model look way to good to be left out for the kids to play with and or just gather dust…
Very nice cabinet sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 09-16-2019 02:50 PM

Nice! That’ll sure keep the dust off.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 09-16-2019 06:31 PM

nice cabinet and REALLY nice tonka toys !

-- 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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Jason1974

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#13 posted 09-17-2019 06:01 PM



Nice job. No glass?

- Peteybadboy

Petey, I used 1/4” plexi glass. Much safer if the kids accidentally break the glass, If anything it will just crack.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 09-24-2019 06:53 AM

Bloody nice job… BUT…

Iz your bimbolectomy scheduled? At the rate you are pushing out these models, do you expect to fit them into the cabinet.

You will need another x (the magic number) to fit them all in (much like illegal immigrants – OK, political correctness is not my shoe wear).
Wuz gonna tackle your CS (semi-censored… something to Ponder... osa... O you Bonanza fans) ) about the size (caninnet #01), but I love the lengthy shelves to accommodate any oversized protrusions. In the words of Quint... You’re gonna need a bigga house.

One destructive comment… A black cabinet would contrast the models betta….

PS. The “Open Enders” (views) are WOW… great design… Nearly as radical as Jean Shrimpton at the Melbourne Cup!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jason1974

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#15 posted 10-02-2019 02:31 PM

LBD, you are a crack up on your posts. You make me laugh.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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