A Trashy Cabinet and a Shelf

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Project by RobH posted 03-15-2008 02:51 PM 1508 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little project came up because my wife was getting tired of the microwave and the toaster oven taking up so much space on the countertops in out somewhat small kitchen. We also had to get rid of a wooden trash can that had served well for years but had reached the end of its life. So, in order to consolidate space a little, I came up with this project. The cabinet holds the microwave on top and the trash can in the pull-out drawer. The shelf above was designed to hold the toaster oven which get a LOT of use in this house.

I hope you all enjoy the pictures. I have included a few extra below.

The only thing left to do on this one is to put the back on, and I have to wait till I get the garage reconfigured this afternoon to get that done.

Well, off to work on the bunk beds.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 02:54 PM

Nice job. Great use of space.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 03:06 PM

Hi Rob,

This is both a nice cabinet and it serves a useful purpose as well. The shelf for the toaster oven was a nice thought as well.

I am glad to see that you are keeping busy but sometimes it is nice to step back from a big build and work on something that is relatively quick and easy to finish just to get something finished.

By the way I like the way this cabinet matches the island as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 05:13 PM

cool, a very functional build and nice miters.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 05:59 PM

I cannot take credit for the color scheme. I have to leave that to my wife. When we start to build something, my first question is “How do you want it finihsed?” This lets me know what wood to use. From there I build it, and I finish it the way she wants me to.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 08:31 PM

Looks like a great space saver.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 10:08 PM

Ya done good. It looks well crafted.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 03-15-2008 10:43 PM

Very nice Rob, I also like the color.

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

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#8 posted 03-16-2008 11:23 AM

Clever design and workmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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