Frame & Panel Cabinet / Toy Cupboard

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Project by Safetyboy posted 05-31-2009 05:47 AM 7591 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished this one… I’ve been working on it off & on since September – two kids makes for much less time in the shop.

This is another one of my projects that started as a simple idea, and grew out of hand. I wanted to make a quick & easy cupboard of some sort to “hide” the ever-increasing number of toys in our house. So I started out with a pocket-screw frame and plywood panel design.


That started to look really nice, so then I figured I might as well make the top from solid wood. That looked so much better than the plywood, that I decided to make the door panels from solid wood too. Got the doors made, and thought I’d practice my hand-planing on them (since it’s just a toy-box anyway). Finally finished, and now I wish I had used solid instead of ply on all the panels. Think I’m going to be using less & less ply in the future.

One of my favorite things about woodworking is that I can design a piece to fit exactly into an available space in my home, something I could never do with storebought furniture.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 05:55 AM

Really nice job. Great design and construction.

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

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 11:56 AM

looks great man

-- making sawdust....

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 01:17 PM

Nice finished project… Great looking joints…You should be proud..


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 02:14 PM

There is nothing better than a personally built well constructed and finished addition for your home.
I lalso ike your dust extraction system…

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