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Blog entry by maricamp posted 1166 days ago 2390 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stay tuned for updates on this project. Currently it is in pieces in the garage, sanding, repairing in progress. Hopefully will be ready for primer tonight!



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CampD

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#1 posted 1166 days ago

Yaaah, picture’s!!
Boy that is a big one, cant say I’ve seen one that wide.

-- Doug...

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dbol

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#2 posted 1166 days ago

Those doors are looking like they will need some new veneer. Good Luck with that project. It is a cool piece.

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#3 posted 1166 days ago

cool gift you got there from the husband and a great project :-)
good luck with it

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#4 posted 1166 days ago

Great project. Cant wait for picks.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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maricamp

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#5 posted 1166 days ago

@dbol, yes, the upper doors are getting textured glass in place of the warped plywood. The lowers are ok, also will probably replace the tambour door rather than try to fight with redoing the old slats, we’ll see.
thanks, everyone.

I’m struggling with the issue of the flour sifter behind the long door on the left. I would like to put it back in, (it’s out right now for the refinishing) but, on the other hand, it takes up some valuable storage space. So, not sure yet.

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#6 posted 1165 days ago

I am SO jealous.
I’d love to have one of these in my kitchen, green/cream paint to match my collected enamelware.
For me, I’d be cleaning it up and leaving the chipped paint and the flour sifter (you are so lucky that it still has it) – it would be staying because I make a LOT of home-made bread.
Jealous
Jealous
Jealous
:)

I’ll be watching!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 1165 days ago

A great project. It will be fun to see how it looks renewed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jordan

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#8 posted 1165 days ago

I love it the way it is!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Karson

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#9 posted 1165 days ago

Good luck on the restoration. A great piece of history.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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maricamp

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#10 posted 1165 days ago

LOL, yes I’ll put buttons in the flour sifter! Really, I know the “right” thing to do is put the flour sifter back in it…....I guess I could put zip lock bags in it of the odd little stuff we sewers/quilters end up saving for who know when. I just can’t wait to get past the prep work for painting, of course it’s going slower than I want it to!

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maricamp

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#11 posted 1162 days ago

Here’s a new pic. Progress, but slow!

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1162 days ago

start to looking real good :-)
ceep up the steady work and you be there before you know it

take care
Dennis

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blockhead

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#13 posted 1138 days ago

Wow! That looks fantastic. I can’t believe its the same cabinet. Great job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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T. D. Reid

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#14 posted 810 days ago

Mary, or is it Mari,
Looks good! I had the opportunity to refinish a poplar painted Hoosier base back in 98 and it was a lot of fun. You are very lucky to have the top and it is in such good shape. I had purchased a magazine about a year ago with the plans in it to build a new one and when I went to purchase the top i found out remaining top maker closed its doors and the only way to get one now is to buy an old one on eBay or a sale. I don’t know if you know this or not but Leham’s hardware http://www.lehmans.com/store/catalog is a great source for all of your replacement part needs. You may want to reattach the old role top door it’s very easy to do if you have all the parts. I would be glad to explain the process you if you would like. Good luck.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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maricamp

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#15 posted 810 days ago

Thanks again. And you have resparked my interest in getting this done! Yes, I’m lucky to have gotten it so complete. I absolutely love it! thanks for the link to Lehman’s, I will check it out.

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