Pine Spice Cabinet

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Project by Phil Brown posted 04-25-2007 04:17 PM 2218 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my early projects.

A retail store dedicated to pine furniture called me after my first couple of projects and asked me if I could create a miniature version of one of their country hutches to be used as spice cabinets.

They turned out well even though the rails and stiles were made on my radial saw moulding head cutter, a difficult process. I had a router but still didn’t have the proper bits. With exact feed rates and a backer piece the doors came out with tight fitting, splinter free joints.

Years later my new wife found a bunch of the door blanks without muntins that I had stored away, and used them for picture frames.

The finish is puritan pine and spray lacquer.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#1 posted 04-25-2007 04:24 PM

Great work. About what is the size of this little cabinet?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 04-25-2007 04:27 PM

this is lovely. Love the colouring, the easy viewing of the spices, the beautiful doors.. yah. I really like it!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 04-25-2007 04:56 PM

Nice rustic look. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Phil Brown

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#4 posted 04-25-2007 05:14 PM

We actually mocked this up at the furniture store with spice bottles to get the dimensions just right.

Going from memory I think they were 24 inches wide by 27 inches high. I just ran into the next room to measure one of the doors my wife has hanging on the wall with a painting of a mountain lion in. Its 10 1/2” x 20” so I think the dims I quoted are close.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#5 posted 04-26-2007 05:14 AM

Great looking cabinet Phil, those old looking door knobs go well with the design. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-26-2007 05:37 AM

Maybe this is obvious but are the first two pictures puritan pine and the third spray lacquer?

Or is it clear spray lacquer over the puritan pine stain and the third picture is just in a different light? I have never used lacquer. (puritan pine woodwork throughout my house though…)

-- John

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#7 posted 04-26-2007 07:29 AM

The third picture is actually from a different camera. These are from 1988 when I first started. The finish is all spray lacquer over puritan pine.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 03:41 AM

That’s a really nice cabinet. I could see having one like it in my kitchen.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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