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Blog entry by Randy M. posted 12-20-2017 03:41 AM 524 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

COIN CABINET
In October 2017 thought it would be great to make Dad something special his coins.
It was decided to use Walnut…… but ‘special’ walnut because of its great grain pattern.
Missouri Ozark Walnut it is !!

Ordered little extra but glad I did as it took 2 good 6’ x 12” boards to make the box after cut out of the drawers and sides plus the bottom which is 1” thick. Also make up of the front panel was cross cut for the book match.
The sides are ¾” solid with box depth being little less than 16” and overall height is 14”.

Took sometime to make up the drawer sizing with trays or without , it was decided to use coin trays.



Spacing of drawers was tested to determine spacing requirements for the box assembly. All parts were cut and sized / dry fit prior to any glue up was done.

Box was cut to size and the first dado slot was “CUT” to test drawer fit with cabinet.
Slots were edged for top so clear panel could be installed later.

The front of the drawers was done with a large grain pattern of the Missouri walnut which was cut so the grain could be book matched on each side. Then pieces were joined together with another back panel.

Cabinet assembly began after all dado drawer slots were cut and a “little” sanding of each drawer to get same exact dimensions on each drawer.
Drawers were tested and front panel was carefully measured to cut slots and spacing…..

Each drawer has a coin knob 6 having buffalo nickel and the bottom drawer using a silver dollar knob.

It was decided to install walnut legs on the cabinet so it could be used on table top or sitting in a room. Each leg is 12” and would place the cabinet high enough for easy access.
Each leg was trimmed and tapered on each side (4 sided taper) then each leg was fluted on 3 side.

To seal the cabinet inside and out General finish Arm R Seal was used which is a thin Oil and Urethane finish. Was applied in 5 thin coats first coat brought natural color of wood out. No color stain was used on cabinet at all.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........



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