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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 09-17-2010 12:04 AM 6839 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally have it stained. Been working on this one for 3 weeks. 1/2 hour here, 1/2 hour there, etc. I HATE working like that , BUT, we do what we have to do ! This cabinet stands 46” high, is 18” deep x 26” wide. It has 1 drawer at top, 2 pull out serving trays, and the bottom behind the window is storage. I used an old house door as the main frame of sides. Cleaning the old paint and stain almost took longer than the construction. I did leave some flakes of paint “Patina thing”. I have stained the main cabinet with minwax Dark Walnut. The top of the cabinet is a solid 1 piece walnut. To get the top a darker color I had mixed BLACK Walnut watco oil with black tremclad paint. (Mixture is half -half). The legs are trimmed post tops. (Sorry neighbor, ah, don’t know them anyway….joking). I stll have to give it several coats of clear satin poly-acrylic.
Each tray holds 5 bottles of wine. My next door is going to be a linen cabinet. (We don’t drink wine)

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 12:11 AM

Very very cool use of an old door!

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#2 posted 09-17-2010 12:36 AM

Great use of the wood, wonderful job.

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 03:04 PM

that is a wonderfull reuse of materals.

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 04:29 PM

Fantastic. I like the re-use of the door and window.

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 03:20 PM

very impressive, great creativity, and great reuse of that shabby old door . Well done!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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