old time display cabinet

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Project by Juriathe posted 06-07-2015 02:59 AM 1117 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker was opening a new shop in the local flea market and wanted an eye-catching display cabinet so I made them this from 85% reclaimed pine and birch wood. They wanted it to look old and worn. The corbels are an auction buy for $1.00 that I used to basically build the design around. The glass in the two windows came from an old aquarium. The unit measures 6 ft long, 42 inches tall. It has sliding doors on back for the display area with swinging doors underneath for storage.
They wanted it to have a “red” finish so I went with Minwax gel stain in Mahogany.
The cabinet doubles as a workbench and is just an attractive piece of furniture for their storefront.
I’d love to load a few more views but it keeps putting them upside down. This is the only view I could get in right.
Any help would be appreciated !

Thanks for looking.


-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 04:11 PM

Nice job on the cabinet. You hit the parameters perfectly!. I love recycling!!
One thing I would like to know is how you got that bird to pose with the screwdriver in his claw????

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 06-07-2015 05:06 PM

It looks very nice and it looks like it fit the bill. I’m imagine the cutomer was pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 05:07 PM

Jim, that bird is our assistant; he’s always doing his job by riding your shoulder and commenting, plus misplacing the tools…lol. He’s about 13 inches tall.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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