Century Cabinet

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Project by KelSnake posted 04-18-2015 01:29 AM 1554 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cabinet from some barnboard that I had, and I thought I would see what it looked like if I planned up the material first.

The top of the cabinet is a lid that is free to lift open. Once inside there are mechanisms to unlock the door and drawers.

The bottom feet are a bit rustic, but what I enjoyed the most was that the I had the matching knot holes working out nearly symetrical on each foot.

The knobs are merely branches that I used a tennoning head to fashion a consistant dowel end to glue into the drawer/door faces.

Finished with 5 coats of semi-gloss water based varathane.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 04-18-2015 12:25 PM

What a great use of old barn boards. Did the barn board have any history to you or your family?

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 12:27 PM

Since I am always interested in re-purposed wood used for building this piece caught my eye.
Nice design, nice finish.
Build some more and show us.

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 12:57 PM

Thanks Guys, ...oh, I have more pieces made from re-purposed materials. ; )

...look for the next post of a Grandmother clock made the same way…


-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 01:00 PM

Thanks BigDaddyOf5, ...these boards came from an old family friends barn. The material to build this piece is what was left over from material he gave me to build him a huge two-piece corner entertainment center, and it turned out spectacular!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 06:05 PM

Wow great upgrade and use of the wood. The grain looks great the fit looks fine.

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 08:59 PM

The title fits perfect.Good job!

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#7 posted 04-19-2015 07:53 PM

My wife saw this and said “That would look nice in our living room”

Yeah, good luck with THAT idea Honey !

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