Spice Cabinet

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Project by woodrookiepatriot posted 07-09-2021 05:45 AM 802 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was my very first attempt at a project of this caliber. Although I know how to use basic shop tools like planers and table-saws and drill-presses, and all the toys I wish I had, I had a customer who had seen some of my little wood-working projects over the years (which are rustic, at best) She seemed confident that even though i don’t have a shop, I could build what she wanted. So I went all-in, and put my designing skills to work. I started with the basic dimensions, but as the design came together, all the measurements changed. Lol! That’s the beauty of having a customer that knows you are not a professional… I did all of the miter cuts by hand and it took me a lot of work to make them look right. I didn’t realize that those pains are normal when working without a compound miter saw. The most fun part about this project is that I didn’t even know what the back was gonna be made of until after I had built the frame and shelves. I didn’t know what the windows were gonna be made of until I had the wooden door frames built. I completely improvised the front and back of this cabinet, and I couldn’t be any happier with the result. And the customer was so happy because she was able to fill it with her spices, which helps her cook amazing meals, which I try to stop in for, at least once a week, because the customer is my Mom, and she inspired me to build this first cabinet, and I ‘ve been able to build and sell 4 of them in 5 months…since then..

-- BAM

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#1 posted 07-09-2021 06:12 AM

Very nice design! The cabinet looks great. It’s wonderful to have a cheerleader to encourage us to stretch our abilities and reach our goals. Keep up the good work!


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#2 posted 07-09-2021 12:56 PM

Really nice cabinet and the workmanship shows. Like the desgin.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 07-09-2021 08:59 PM

Beautiful work, sounds like you enjoyed it.

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#4 posted 07-09-2021 10:30 PM

Looks awesome, especially the glass.

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#5 posted 07-10-2021 02:36 AM

Nice looking cabinet.

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#6 posted 07-10-2021 03:39 AM

Nicely done! If the client is happy and the check cleared it must be right!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#7 posted 07-10-2021 04:30 AM

I really appreciate the kind words. Thanks to everyone!

-- BAM

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