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My parents remodeled the kitchen in their 1960s house a few years ago. A couple closets were part of the remodel. I took the shelf boards from those closets, not wanting them to go in the trash. My wife saw the boards and asked if I could use the wood to build something for her. She wanted a cabinet for a small corner in our kitchen that she could use to organize mail and other papers. We worked on the design together, so it has design elements and hardware that she likes. This is what we ended up with. The wood, which I believe is pine, but could be spruce or fir, turned out to be very nice; tight grain, fairly clear, nice color. We had just enough material for the project. It is finished with shellac, some General Finishes Golden Pine gel stain (I'm not sure if this even made a difference since it seemed to all get wiped off), and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin finish.

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The two of you did a good job!
 

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Looks awsome. I love the color. Great design.
 

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No wonder she's happy , that's one very fine cabinet.
 

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Good job. I like the unusual hinge position.

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Thanks everybody for your comments. This is such a cool community.

Bricofleur, unusual how? Is it because of how close they are to the top and bottom of the door? Given the design of the door and the hinges my wife chose, surface mounting on the face-frame stile and aligning with the door rails seemed to be the only choice.
 

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Yes, close to top and bottom, but I agree, with those hinges it was the only choice. I would have used H-shape hinges, but I'm glad to see that long T-hinges look good as well the way you installed them.

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Beautiful cabinet-and great use of the wood.

Now the new cabinet already has a rich history - well done. Even if the z-brace is upside down ;)
 

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Good quality pine is quite beautiful. Nice save.
 

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That's a great looking cabinet, and I love the look. Well dome.
 
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