My 2nd go at Cabinets..

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Project by handsmadeforwood posted 03-01-2012 04:24 AM 4618 views 12 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m 18 years old, I have lots to learn, and make lots of mistakes… But I love mistakes; in a way, because with mistakes comes skill. As the title says, this is my 2nd go at cabinetry.. These were a set of cabinets built for my aunt for her laundry room. I designed the cabinets on Google SketchUp and was very pleased with the outcome.

Hope you all enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions or tips! :)

Take care,

-- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Twitter: handsmade4wood Facebook: Website:

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 04:33 AM

Hey Levi
Those are super nice cabinets ,I wish I could have built cabinets that nice at 18 years old .great job.


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#2 posted 03-01-2012 04:35 AM

Levi, that is some nice looking work you ve done there. I wish you all the best. At 18 and with that enthusiasm you will go places. I started at 16 and have been at it, well, I guess 43 yrs come april. If I could go back I think I would take the same path again. You may not become wealthy, but you will learn things that no one can take away from you. Enjoy the journey ! JB

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 04:51 AM

Levi, what a awesome job! Christ has strengthened you AND given you talent.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 05:35 AM

Levi – great work. I”m impressed with both the sketchup and of course the project. It’s beautiful. Interestingly, tonight as I’ve visited LJ I’ve found two young kids doing fantastic work, you and a 10 year old from Newfoundland.

Keep the projects coming.

I like Josh’s comment – God bless you Brother!

-- Harold

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 05:45 AM

That’s impressive for only the second set of cabinets, Levi. You HAVE ALREADY learned a lot! Well done, young man!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 05:49 AM

Nice work, I really need to get more involved with sketchup, maybe this weekend. The cabinet came out really nice, at 18 I was still learning hand cut dovetails, your head of you time.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 03-01-2012 07:34 AM

Thank you all so so much for you’re kind words! I know how much it means to me to hear guys like yourselves, amazing craftsmen, complimenting on my simple work as I keep making mistakes and learning each day. Thanks again, and I look forward to building a relationship with each of you! :)

your friend,

-- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Twitter: handsmade4wood Facebook: Website:

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 07:57 AM

Great work, you´ve got the skills dude:)
Wish you all the best on upcoming projects.

Best reg

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#9 posted 03-01-2012 08:48 AM

18? Huh, Great work. You nailed it with both sketch-up and the cabinet! Well done!!!!!!

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

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#10 posted 03-01-2012 09:28 AM

Levi- what mistake? Well done on both. Don’t ever stop, that would be a horrible mistake.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#11 posted 03-01-2012 09:59 AM

I have to say that if you designed those cabinets you are certainly a talented designer. If you made them from some one else’s design then you are talented woodworker, especially at your age. My wife and I have mostly white cabinetry in our home, but yours is so much better looking ( and I’m sure better quality too).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 03-01-2012 10:36 AM


-- Rod, London UK

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#13 posted 03-01-2012 12:18 PM

These are very nice; at 18 years old if you stay with it you will do really well with woodworking. You’ve got virtually your whole working life ahead of you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 03-01-2012 12:36 PM

Sir those are some very fine cabnets for only your second try. I must say that your aunt is a lucky lady to have that kind of quality cabinet in her laundry room. How long did it take to build them? Great job and keep cranking them out. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#15 posted 03-01-2012 01:24 PM

This looks great! nice work.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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