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Project by dustyal posted 12-16-2014 03:17 AM 953 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project for my daughter. The door I used is from my wife’s family home. My daughter wanted a piece of grandma’s house for her house. So, I used the transom light window from over the kitchen door of the old house as the door to this cabinet. My daughter requested that I leave the original finish on the door… As “ugly” as it is…

The cabinet is cherry. Mortise and tenon construction. The tenons are pegged through mortise. Very solid.

The challenge was to build a cabinet when the door already existed. I found the plan for this arts and craft style in Fine Woodworking Magazine. A good friend used auto cad to redraw the dimensions so as to fit the existing door.

Dovetails cut with router for front and rear of drawer using wood-line jig. Secondary wood of drawer is poplar.

Cabinet is 44 inches tall by 16 wide and 13 deep.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...





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Karson

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 03:38 AM

Great looking cabinet. It looks like you finished the door. It looked uglier than that when I saw it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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dustyal

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 04:19 AM

I attempted to clean up a little. You might recal that the other side of he window frame was painted black—over some white paint, with some unpainted glazing material… Amazing, the straight grain yellow pine is square and flat even though it is over a 100 years old.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Karson

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 04:48 AM

Looks great Al.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Edward E Nock II

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 02:44 PM

AL….....Looks Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to bring it to show & tell.

ED

-- ED NOCK

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 04:19 PM

Nice work, looking great

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 03:29 PM

Nice!!! – love the story and what a great treasure she will have!

Schoeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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