My First Ever Cabinet

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 01-25-2007 03:18 AM 3668 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I figured the feng shuw needed balancing today we’ve had way too much good crap. Time for some serious rustic. This cabinet did get me an A in woodshop. It use to have a drawer and a door. I did at one time sand it and put a finish on it. When we moved to the country we moved into this tiny 70’s leaking borrowed trailer and it got very VERY hot in summer. So I had this cooler I stuck in one door on top of my wonderful cabinet. Which leaked. A little bit of snow and ice in the winters finished the patina. Added a real touch of class to the neighborhood. I’m styling it in northern redneck. Too bad I already entered an piece for craftsmanship in the contest.

Top that Misterwispererer!

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#1 posted 01-25-2007 03:31 AM

BRAVO !!! Too bad you cant enter this in the show. You get top vote for creativity and top vote for craftsmanship. They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore.

Maybe next time there’s a contest there will be a category for best refinished piece

There’s no way that a stain can capture that beautiful natural patina

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#2 posted 01-25-2007 03:45 AM


You should be commended on the construction, because it has stayed together through thick and thin. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Build another one. You have all the advice you could ever need here.

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#3 posted 01-25-2007 04:02 AM

gotcha Dennis;
—-great showpiece and look at all that character, ‘aged as rustic’....Grey is in!!!

....”northern redneck” style I understand and how about; Designers Woodshop 101,—by rustic redneck….


-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 01-25-2007 04:08 AM

You shudda used waterproof glue.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 01-25-2007 09:07 AM

Yeh, so what’s the matter with this? It looks just like my work. I don’t get it???

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 01-25-2007 01:22 PM

I bet the WoodWhisperer is shaking in his boots.. as he should be :)

I too love the rustic look.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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