Wine Cabinet of Cottonwood

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Project by oldreddog posted 03-04-2014 02:27 AM 1308 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a friend who asked me to build a small cabinet for wine.
She showed me a ..(here we go again) a pottery barn wine cabinet photo.
It had a few ‘measurements ’ on the printed out page.
Not to be wider than 37 and taller than 36…
not much to work with.
she did not want oak/ash hard woods with a white wash finish. to grainy….
I went to my local saw mill and picked up these huge cotton wood boards.
very light grain and soaks up white wash pretty good.
She wanted the white wash look over any natural stain or clear coat.
So i set out and built this little wine cabinet of cotton wood.
Panel sides, wine box was dadoed and a half lap front to trim it out.
Small little half laps make up the door window details.
hand blown seeded glass panels give it a old style look.
Rockler hinges and knobs.
back is ship lapped and hand nailed.

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 03:47 AM

Very nice build, my Dad used a lot of cottonwood. Great work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 03-04-2014 10:41 AM

very pleasing cabinet. I like the white and the glass. good job

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 03:39 AM

How did you find the cottonwood to do under your tools? I’ve never. Tried it but the thought has crossed my mind.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 12:46 PM

It worked well, has a swamp Oder when cutting it.
It does ” fuzz up” a bit when sanding and cutting but nothing to stay away from.
You can get straight clear wood at a good cost. ( at least here in Midwest ).

-- oldreddog

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 01:43 PM

Very pretty wine cabinet, like the white paint and glass combo and also the hardware choice. Beautiful work!

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