Simple Pine Wall Cabinet

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Project by scopemonkey posted 07-23-2007 04:28 AM 3563 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this in WoodSmith and my wife had just the place for it. Simple to build and a place for our gloves and hats in the winter. I think I’ll finish it with some stain and wipe on poly. The back rail is a french cleat to easily hang it on the wall.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 07-23-2007 04:49 AM

neat and functional. good job

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 07-23-2007 04:56 AM

Nice! I’ve never found anything simple about pine.

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#3 posted 07-23-2007 05:36 AM

looks great…add a photo when you put on some finish…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 07-23-2007 05:48 AM

That turned out nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 07-23-2007 07:50 AM

Scoper, nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-23-2007 12:35 PM

the door surprised me. Very nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 07-23-2007 02:33 PM

Great looking pine project. I like pine – it’s readily available and fun to work. The only drawback is that it’s a soft wood and can get beat up if people are rough with it. But then we can say we “distressed” the finish ;^D

I have found that the Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is very helpful at achieving a uniform color. You might want to try that if you haven’t already put your stain on.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 07-23-2007 04:13 PM

I too apply the Minwax Pre-Stain conditioner before staining. I’ve been putting off finishing this piece due to the weather—100 degree days. I don’t mind working in the heat, but when beads of sweat drop from my forehead and onto my finish, I get frustrated. My shop is heated in the winter, but no AC in the summer. The weatherman predicts a cooling trend this week, so I’ll “finish” it up.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#9 posted 07-23-2007 04:15 PM

Nicely done. I really like the hangers and knobs that you chose.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 07-23-2007 04:21 PM

Good job GSY. I like the clean lines and functionality of the design. Like Debbie, I was surprised at the doors. I was thinking there were thee doors and tried to figure out how they would open. Looks like a nice addition to the house.

If you do not want to stain it, you could just finish it with shellac or varnish. Pine usually as a nice color on its own.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 07-23-2007 08:12 PM

I love to see grain matching like that. Really nice job! The faux front is a great touch to add flow to the piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 07-23-2007 10:21 PM

Nice job on the wall cabinet! I to would like to see what it looks like with a finish it. Great Job!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#13 posted 07-24-2007 07:30 PM

Way to go Scope, easy project, practical, who could ask for anything more on lumberjocks. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 07-26-2007 08:34 PM

Finally got some cooler weather. Used Minwax Pre-stain conditioner, Minwax Ipswich Pine stain, then 3 coats of wipe on poly.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#15 posted 07-26-2007 09:08 PM

Looks really good. I was told once that if you master pine all other woods would be a lot easier to work with. It looks like you have the hang of pine. Good job.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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