Built-in Curio Cabinet

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Project by Carbide posted 03-15-2013 07:29 PM 4775 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a little spare time to finally finish my foyer remodel. I had some dead wall space under my staircase and wanted something unique to fill the void. I decided to build a built-in curio cabinet. Everything including the shelves are crafted out of solid red oak. The only plywood used was for the back. I had never made triangle doors before and found it to be rather challenging. Especially when it came time to clamp the glue joints together. I used triangle blocks and tacked them to the frames so I could have something square to clamp to. It ended up turning out great. I put 3/16” weatherstripping around the edges of the doors to help keep dust out since the european hinges hold the doors away from the face frames about 1/8”. Now it’s time to load it up with trinkets.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 07:31 PM

Nice use of what would have been wasted space. It looks great.

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 08:34 PM

That really looks like it fits right in with the rest of the style of that stairway. Nice job.

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 10:51 PM

Nice work, I like that you tried the triangular doors and would be curious how they work out over time. May try something like this myself, yet another project.. (laughing)

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 11:05 PM

That’s a porject to be proud of. Like the way the doors follow the stair case.Again really cool work.

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 01:30 AM

Great use for this space.

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 01:46 AM

That has made that little nook a very eye catching spot with in the home and a great place to store family trinkets ! Very solid looking work, thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 01:05 PM

Beautiful and an excellent use of space. Well done.

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 02:17 PM

What a great job and use of space! Well done love the way it came out!

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#9 posted 03-16-2013 08:26 PM


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#10 posted 03-17-2013 01:27 AM

What a great idea. I have an almost similar dead space stair case wall. I showed this to the wife earlier and we both got inspired to have finally found a way to fill it! Adding this one to my favorites.

Thanks for sharing!

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