Walnut and "Ikea Wood" cabinet (and GOLD)

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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 08-30-2015 04:22 PM 1133 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was a much needed addition to our laundry room to store cleaning supplies. My wife and I had an old IKEA table that was never being used so I took it and cut it apart for all of the Spruce parts.

The Door
I used full bridle joints (a first for me) for the doors and pegged them (for looks more so than strength). I resawed the walnut that I had and realized that it was rife with worm holes. Not wanting to toss it I decided to clean them out and fill it with slow set epoxy and gold glitter. I am happy with the result.

The case
Nothing special, just some dovetails. Case size 32 inches high, 13.5 wide.

The finish is Tried and True Danish oil.

Thanks for looking,

The Swede

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 04:37 PM

Nice cabinet and good use of recycled wood,Kaleb!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-30-2015 05:03 PM

Nice work Kaleb. Another fine addition to your home. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#3 posted 08-30-2015 05:14 PM

Looking good. Gold glitter; I have to try that with my current wormy wood project. Hope all is well with you and yours.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 08-30-2015 06:00 PM

Thanks Jim. Good use of Ikea wood.

Thanks R Stad. The little wife is happy with it.

Mahdee, all is well with my wife and son. Thanks for asking. And Thank you

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 08-30-2015 07:51 PM

“Nothing special, just some dovetails….”

Looks special to me! Excellent work!

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#6 posted 08-31-2015 12:05 AM

Tell me why a Swede uses Danish oil?
Just kidding, nice looking reuse/recycling of existing material.

I see so many pieces of descent material sitting on the curb just waiting for someone to bring back to life.
Of course, then there are the paper covered particle board one too that are nearly worthless.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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