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Project Information

This is my first project where I don't feel like I rushed to finish and I'm pretty happy with the results. Built with poplar except some birch plywood on part of the inner walls of the base cabinet.

Tools used:
Table top edge on base cabinet - Whiteside Table Edge Ogee (item #174-4025)
Face frame beading - Whiteside 1/4" radius squared edge beading bit (item #163-0805)
Door rails/stiles - Freud rail and stile set (item #97-204)
Upper cabinet grille - Round Hand Woven Nickel Grille- 3/4'' Mesh (from Rockler)
Finish - Bayberry green milk paint with a couple of coats of wipe-on poly (from Old-Fashioned Milk Paint company)

Process

Rough lumber…


Base cabinet frames assembled…


Making the beading for the face frames…






Attaching the face frame…


Face frames all done on the base…


Gluing up and attaching the feet…




Attached the molding for the feet…


Table top glued up and routed…


Cleaning up the corners…






Upper cabinet framed up…


Face frames attached to upper cabinets…


...and crown molding attached…


inset doors assembled and fit…


drawers and shelves finished…


Ready to paint!


2-3 coats of milk paint and 2 coats of wipe-on poly…


ALL DONE!!!

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Very well done, Cody! The milk paint does a nice job on the poplar.
 

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Excellent colour and style! Looks great!
 

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I really like how you squared off the inside corners of your top. Nice documentation, and superb result!
 

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Well done my frend ! Did you consider leaving off the inside brackets on the end bases. Looks good, just wondering how it would look without choking that space. Enjoy ! JB
 

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I like this job a lot but I'm not sure about the bracketed feet, they seem a bit exaggerated. They draw my attention from the piece as a whole. The contrast of green/cream and chicken wire works well. Great job and great write up.
 

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Looks nice. Should bring you a lifetime of good use but also a lifetime of satisfaction from a job well done….by you! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great build Cody, excellent in fact….it looks amazing and thanks for the step by step pics and text showing the build as you did it….. excellent job, looks awesome.
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone. To answer questions from cabmaker and renners - I considered a few different options with the bracket feet and if I had to do it over again I would probably scale them down to about 3/4 or maybe 2/3 the size that they are now.

I couldn't figure out how to leave out the middle brackets on the outer base cabinets and still be able to connect it to the middle section…maybe scaling down the feet a little would make it to where I could have left them in and not looked as crowded. I just drew everything up in sketchup and the proportions looked good so I went with it, but it was definitely a good learning experience.
 

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Super nice build, great looking cabinets.
 

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That is a great build. I really like the color. Well done.
 

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Now they only thing remaining is making sure you know who it will be passed down to…. I'm sure this beauty will be around a long time.
 

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Very nice work Cody!!!!!
 

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Elegant design and execution. Bravo!
 
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