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Project by yuridichesky posted 12-01-2014 09:27 AM 1633 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my long time promise to the wife – storage cabinet for kitchen/household stuff. I built it this summer, but just recently added smaller unit on the side that fills the gap between the wall and main cabinet (have no idea why I didn’t built it in the first place).

The cabinet is built out of pine, upper unit is dovetailed, bottom unit is dovetailed at the top and through-tenoned at the bottom. The doors are frame and panel construction, this was my first time with the doors, and I had lots of fun building them. No kidding, really enjoyed working on them.

For the smaller side unit I let my laziness play the game and built it with dowels, no dovetails or through tenons:

So maybe it’s not as nice as larger cabinets, but the door for the smaller one turned out much more accurate, almost no gaps between frame parts.

Speaking about gaps. When I realized that there will be gaps between door frame parts (as a matter of compromise between building time and my skills level) I decides to exaggerate them in some way and put good chamfer on the connecting frame parts. I guess I did the right thing here: there are some gaps, but they do not look that ugly (well, at least for me):

Here’s smaller unit ready for finish which was 4 coats of water-based poly btw:

One more bit: here’s my 13yo son being tricked by his father into attaching doors hardware:

Ok, now as I lost one wall of my tiny shop to kitchenware storage – well, I fought back small side cabinet and the topmost shelf on the large one – I started thinking about building some kind of a substitute for it somewhere in our apartment in order to return full control on my sawdust cave :-)

Also I have one more shop wall waiting for some storage facilities, and I promise I won’t give it in for any kitchen stuff no more!

Thank you for looking!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)





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mbmattvt

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#1 posted 12-01-2014 11:58 AM

Beautiful work!

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-01-2014 01:07 PM

Very nice cabinet , Yuri!! Goes real nice in the kitchen! I’ll bet you wive loves it, too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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CL810

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#3 posted 12-01-2014 02:02 PM

Nice job Yuri! It’s neat that your son got involved. How did you like the water based poly?

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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kiefer

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#4 posted 12-01-2014 03:01 PM

Love that pine Yuri.
Well done and you know how to play the game and keep the wife happy and get your son involved is a good thing .

Klaus

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yuridichesky

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#5 posted 12-01-2014 03:03 PM

mbmattvt, Jim, Andy – thank you guys!

Andy, I in fact like the water based poly for utility projects. For the first coat I dilute the poly with some little amount of water so that wood would soak it a little better (to be honest I’m not sure that it does matter at all, but still). Then when it dries I sand it to cut off raised grain and then go with a two or three more coats of the poly. It dries fast, gives durable film on the wood, and does not small as bad as other finishes which is quite important for my apartment located shop. Though the oils are still my favorite finishes for their ease and forgiveness of application, best highlight of the grain, and simplicity of repair when needed.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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yuridichesky

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#6 posted 12-01-2014 03:20 PM

Klaus, thank you!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#7 posted 12-01-2014 03:28 PM

Very nice Yuri. I also like to pine as well. Looks good.

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#8 posted 12-01-2014 05:21 PM

Nice work,it’s always good to gain favor with the wife.

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yuridichesky

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#9 posted 12-02-2014 07:31 AM

Chris, Jim – thank you!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 05:39 AM

Very nice cabinets Yuri!
You are very kind persone indeed allowing to use your workshop for housekeeping as well :)
I like that chamfers on the door frames. I will keep this trick in mind making my future projectes.

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yuridichesky

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#11 posted 12-03-2014 07:50 AM



You are very kind persone indeed allowing to use your workshop for housekeeping as well :)

- Sergeich

As if I had a chance to say “no”... :-)

Thank you, Sergey!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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