Walnut Spice Cabinet

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Project by robert triplett posted 01-31-2016 06:01 PM 1338 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was re-sawing some vertical slices from a Walnut stump, and I found this book matched pair. My wife has wanted a spice cabinet, but we do not have any wall space near the stove. I did have just over 14 1/2”’s under the cabinet. The slices of wood were 15”’s. After trimming rough edges, I had 14” and added 3/8’ walnut feet. It slides in snugly. The feet let the door open without dragging on the countertop. There is about 1/4” clearance at the top. I finished it with Watco Natural Danish Oil. I was going to continue with some rattle can Poly, but I liked the look of the Watco alone when I put it in place on the counter. So did my wife and that settled that! About 14 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches deep, and 15 1/2 inches wide. Another diversion from box making. Lots of learning and design opportunities. Since I started with the door, I built the cabinet to fit the door and the space.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 01-31-2016 06:47 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-31-2016 08:48 PM

Robert, what fun to see this. What animal do you see when you look at it? I like the idea of working with the wood and letting it dictate what comes next. It is a beautiful piece of walnut, and like most things of beauty, should be listened to.

What a nice design. It is big enough to do the job, works with the space you have, and is beautiful to see…the perfect project. The legs and every other part of the design are well thought out. Great job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 01-31-2016 09:27 PM

Love it!

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 09:32 PM

Great find with the resale, always fun to see what comes up. Cool project.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-31-2016 10:07 PM

The front is absolutely perfect and do I see a walnut breadbox in the right corner ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 01-31-2016 10:43 PM

Wood is so amazing. This is awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-31-2016 11:00 PM

I see a male deer looking out. My friend sees a pig. She likes pigs. The curl in this Walnut is beautiful.
Recycle1943, That is Curly Redwood in the breadbox. I made that about 30 years ago. There is a tea box there that is Yew with a lid of Curly, swirly Redwood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 06:22 AM

Looks great. Nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 02-01-2016 09:52 AM

Anything outta walnut looks good. The book match is just bonus eye candy. Nice little addition to the kitchen.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 02-01-2016 12:39 PM

Great work! There is a Creature on there, amazing what the wood grain will produce when correctly arranged. Congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 02-01-2016 02:12 PM

Robert, this chest is so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 02-02-2016 01:17 PM

I think the most satisfying projects I ever do are the ones for my wife.
Especially when she tells me what she wants and kind of draws it up. Really a feel good!

Great project Robert!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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