Liquor Cabinet

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Project by linjay posted 09-13-2021 03:38 PM 426 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a liquor cabinet I made for my daughter in hard maple. Based on a picture she found on Pinterest. The original intent was to stain it a dark burgundy color but I found the stain did not take well to the hard maple so changed to a painted finish which I think has a better look.
Lift up top has 4 Soss invisible hinges. The preciseness of the pockets for these was perhaps the most difficult part of this project. They have to be just right so that when it’s open the 2 tops have a slight clearance between them and the hinges are not binding in any way. When closed they have to be the same in each piece so the 2 top surfaces are flush. Essentially you do your best and hope for the best. Worked out really well.
I used soft close full extension slides and I was a bit fearful that the extra force required to initiate opening and activate the spring closure would result in a jerky opening. But it seems that the extra mass created by the bottles smoothed out the opening nicely compared to an empty drawer.
I really like the handles my daughter chose for this unit.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 09-13-2021 05:46 PM

Nice work

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 09-13-2021 06:08 PM

Looks great but I am wondering if both slides are pulled out when fully loaded, is there enough mass in the piece to not tip forward?

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#3 posted 09-13-2021 06:21 PM

Very nice. Fits the space well.
Paint job looks flawless (has to be sprayed on)
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 09-13-2021 07:30 PM

Nice design and execution

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#5 posted 09-14-2021 01:21 AM

Very nice. I like the look and the design.

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#6 posted 09-14-2021 08:06 AM

The design is outstanding! Well done!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 09-14-2021 10:48 AM

Very nice. I like the design. Looks good had to be a sober build LOL.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 09-14-2021 12:12 PM

I like how you enclosed the front to stop recalcitrant corks rolling underneath.

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 09-14-2021 06:48 PM

Nice work. I would probably forget to close the patio door after a few, pass out in my hammock, wake up in a rain storm and voila… a new wet bar.
I have to ask… secret compartment for the umbrella’s?


-- I haven't changed... but I know I'm not the same.

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