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I rent my summer cabin 4 weeks a yr, so I wanted a way to not box up the liquor & drag it to basement every year. My table is oak & I had 750' of pretty Peruvian walnut flooring strips I paid for but never used. So I found a plan for jelly cabinet & modified it.

I wanted the door to fit in a frame, not over it, so a tenant can't unscrew the hinge to see what's inside.

I made most of it at my Laconia NH woodworking class. Did door at home. Had problems with oak splitting along grain line after being clamped & glued,

I learned to never again put so many dowels in the door. Real bear of a time to clamp it together. There's like 8 on each side.

Original top was too thin after planing it down to remove v lines. This walnut is not dark, so I don't like it. Its not attached yet, so I may atrach 4 thicker strips to old top & try that.

I can lock it with a padlock since 1 handle is on door & other on the frame.

Decided my next project will be made of maple! It's smoother wood & carves, rather than splits.



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looks good i like your design,pretty good for a shopless wood worker.