That's Knot A Pantry Mouse

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Project by grampata posted 12-07-2008 05:34 PM 2686 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That’s knot a pantry mouse (a knot like no other challange)
This project started from a comment about canned goods storage. I couldn’t find the soup, she said build me a cupboard. Well being a true lumber jock, I was put into mega mode and started sawing. I don’t have many tools so most of this work was improvised with homemade tools and hard work. I wanted angles and pins, to me that is what I thought cool furniture should look like. It turned out to be one of the greatest challenges I ‘ve ever tried. I bought this wormy chestnut wood in West Virginia, it is 100 + years old it was full of nails and knots and expensive. The pantry measures 71 inches high, 36 inches wide at bottom including tennons, 19 inches deep including glass pulls. My knot like no other has a mouse coming out of it, I have gotten a lot of chuckles from that. I think I entered this contest but, I’m not sure if I did it right, I couldn’t find a form. I’ve never tried to post a project before. Thank you, Grampata

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#1 posted 12-07-2008 08:39 PM

WOW, I really like this cabinet. Rustic look is great. Cool wood, like the rough hand worked look. Great exposed pins. Mouse is cool. Great functional piece.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 12-07-2008 09:09 PM

Really intresting project

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#3 posted 12-07-2008 09:13 PM

I have to mirror mtnwild – WOW – this is a great piece, hand work is awesome.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#4 posted 12-07-2008 09:28 PM

NICE JOB like the looks

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-07-2008 09:34 PM

triple WOW

I really like this one allot ! This one will no doubt make into a museum someday !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 12-07-2008 10:35 PM

I found the name knot a pantry mouse quite intriging. My eyes were immeadiately drawn to this pieces unique shape. This exquisite country pantry has remarkable craftsmanship. Theres not at single detail over looked, not even a mouse. The craftsman took advantage of the woods natural beauty, and took it to new heights, littleraly. What an amazing job you did my friend, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Melinda Winner, gulfport Mississippi

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#7 posted 12-07-2008 11:04 PM

Very sweet.

I like it, No Critique from me lol.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#8 posted 12-08-2008 12:08 AM

This is really unique. It has a nice flow to the design. Great design and workmanship.

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#9 posted 12-08-2008 12:23 AM

this is extraordinary!!!

the design is wonderful, the usefulness is perfect and the darned mouse idea is just too darned cute.

(specific details for entering the Awards event shall be coming soon).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 12-08-2008 04:41 AM

Very nicely designed and executed. It has a lot of rustic, folk charm and yet is quite sophisticated. Whimsical and functional. I LOVE it!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 01-29-2009 07:58 PM

Awesome Pantry! You should patent that design!!

Love the mouse/knot!

Good Luck in the contest.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 02-01-2009 03:56 AM

good luck in the contest … hope this one does well

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 05-16-2010 05:02 AM

Can you tell me how you finished it? I’m building a couple of chestnut-topped tables, and I like what I see here.

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#14 posted 02-06-2012 12:19 AM

Wow! That is very well made! love the tusks and tenons!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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