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Project by rooster posted 2143 days ago 3194 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my little girl. The case and doors are made from oak. When I started, I assumed I would be able to find small concealed hinges. That was dumb. Instead I had to use small brass butt hinges. I installed them backwards so that they wouldn’t look so intrusive on the case. If I had it to do over, I would have just used wooden pegs for door swivels, rather than buying hinges. Thanks to Mrs. Debbie Brooks in Fuquay Varina, NC for the painting. She did a fantastic job.

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#1 posted 2143 days ago

Wow! What a great advent calendar! The best I have ever seen!

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#2 posted 2143 days ago

Very nice job on the cabinet and the painting.

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#3 posted 2143 days ago

Great Idea! I know this would be a hot commodity in my family. Thanks for sharing.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#4 posted 2143 days ago

Looks like a future family heirloom! Favorited…

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#5 posted 2142 days ago

My MIL would love something like this. Favorited!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#6 posted 2142 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments! Be sure to check out the advent calendar by cheller at I originally found this sight while researching ideas for my advent calendar.

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#7 posted 2142 days ago

Rooster what a great job, and tell Debbie the painting is fantastic. I like this style with the individual doors, more like traditional advent calendars. I wonder if barrel hinges would work…hummmm. Love it, great job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#8 posted 2142 days ago

Great idea and beautifully manufactured and designed well done I am a sucker for oak I love this piece 10 out of 10 go to the top of the class.Alistair

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#9 posted 1768 days ago

I just stumbled on this project as I am looking for ideas for future projects. A very nice advent calendar. Thanks for posting.


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#10 posted 1768 days ago

very well done and cool idea

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#11 posted 1249 days ago

Great job! I like the painted images. Truly a family treasure and heirloom.

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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