"Fancy cabinet

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Project by Brian posted 08-24-2015 08:41 AM 2463 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Built of of select grade pine, I saw in one of the woodworking magazines what they called a “traditional cabinet on stand”, and figured I’d try to build something similar.

I was considering putting a stain on this but 1) I didn’t think I had enough on hand when it came time, and I didn’t want to run out in the middle of doing it, nor did I want to make a special trip 20 miles into town just for a new can, 2) I liked the look of the pine. and 3) even though I would have used a sealer, I didn’t want to risk ruining the entire project by having blotchy wood. Instead, I just gave it a good sanding and applied some poly, waited for it to dry, then gave it a light sanding with wet/dry paper, then waxed and buffed it.

Took it upstairs and put it in our living room. Not sure what my wife will do with it, but like I always said, I built it, what she does with it after that is her problem, lol.

I took this on as a skill-building exercise, since I’ve only been woodworking just over a year (maybe a year and a half), and most of what I’ve built have been smaller things like boxes and stuff. I made a couple tables recently, so I thought it was time to try and make something bigger and see how it went. All in all, it went smoother than I thought it would go, I only ran into one problem (one of the legs wasn’t quite squared up off the jointer, and it threw the drawer alignment off a tad, but I was able to adapt it).

For what it’s worth, I know the knobs in the picture look crooked, but it’s the camera angle or something (believe me, when I saw it, I went right down and double-checked it).

-- Brian

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#1 posted 08-24-2015 08:43 AM

Oh, also, I only used the magazine as a rough reference. I didn’t use the same measurements, and I did the legs differently, etc. I was going for a more “home” look than fine furniture. I know that type of work is beyond my skill level right now.

-- Brian

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