Wife's knitting cabinet(first project)

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Project by AbranV posted 08-10-2011 04:20 AM 3434 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first “home” project. I had been in the furniture biz for many years doing everything from warehouse work, to repairs, to management. With this project I was finally able to actually build something for my home.

My wife is an avid knitter, crocheter, and seamstress. I decided to make her a little cabinet for her needles and hooks for Christmas, and this is what I came up with…....The knitting needle holder is made from a combination of MDF, hard board, a thin painting canvas, and Bondo. I designed it to be able to pull forward to remove the needles for easier access. I also created the small “box” for her crochet hooks to be stored out of hard board and Bondo(I have a small love affair with Bondo). Next I made a space for her blanket needles to be hung with a little door to keep them stored, accented in her favorite pattern. I then finished the inside off with a small shelf for the little odds and ends. The front/body of the cabinet was FUNmade from construction grade pine, primed, painted and sealed. The doors have plexi windows protecting the design that she loves so much.

Here is the FUN part of my little gift… was ALL built with a B&D rotary tool, Ryobi 18v sander, and a Ryobi 18v circular saw(both of which would not hold a charge).....................and not a single clamp!

The back story on this is that I have the experience, have the space, but at the time I had hardly ANY tools, so I made it work with what I had…....

Any and all opinions on my first piece would be appreciated!

-- I'd rather be making sawdust.....

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#1 posted 08-10-2011 10:42 AM

It looks great, all ready for the cooler months ahead for you guys

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 08-10-2011 11:45 AM

Nice work, Welcome as well. Have fun and I look fwd to seeing more of your projects….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 01:14 PM

Nice going – it looks great.

BTW, welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 08-10-2011 02:25 PM

That’s a really nice project and very well made.
Will the other half knit you something in return?

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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#5 posted 08-10-2011 04:12 PM

That’s really neat! If Mrs AbranV is anything like Mrs YS, her yarn cupboard will be vastly bigger than that!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#6 posted 08-10-2011 04:59 PM

I sure hope my wife doesn’t see this! Either way, I’m sure to be building something similar very soon! It looks great!

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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