Liquor Cabinet

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Project by snowdog posted 01-02-2012 06:25 PM 6125 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had wanted to rebuild our Liquor Cabinet for the past 6 years. I finally got around to it. New shelves, cut out the divider on the doors, lights and electric (switched and direct). The electric was a real pain but that is another story :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 08:39 PM

Nicely done. I’d like a mojito please. ; )

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 09:22 PM

Beautiful. Can you tell me a bit about how you handled the lighting? It really sets the piece off.


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#3 posted 01-03-2012 01:41 AM

Rock on snowdog, I mean, drink on. Great work. The lighting is wonderful too, real nice touch.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 06:42 AM

Beautifull piece. And the lighting you achieved is remarkable. I know you said its ‘another story’ but I for onewould love to see the workings. Please.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 03:07 PM

Lighting and electrical: The lights I used were simple rope lights switched on the outside (kitchen) wall. I had been looking for about 6 months,off and on, (that is funny, off and on :) for some type of recessed lighting for the cabinet (and under the counters) but everything I saw was not to my liking and on top of that very expensive. I was able to hide the rope lights behind the wall and under the front rail (that is what the shelf front is called). Running the electric was a bit of a challenge, when I opened up the wall switch (on the outside cabinet wall ) in the kitchen (a double gang box with 3 switches) there was only 1 open lock down left for wires to come in. The box was more than full and getting the bug nuts and 6 12-14 gage wires together so that I could run 2 lines into the cabinet was hard, at best. There were a few foul words used directly at the offending box and then I poured some filth and epithets at the wires themselves in order to show them who was their “daddy”. In the end it was not that bad, just a lot of tedious wiring.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 10:39 PM

Looks like time for a drink!
Nice work on this one.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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