|Project by rweitz||posted 02-07-2016 02:24 AM||400 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Since I had made a patio bar table for one sister, I asked my other sis what I could make for her. Thus the next “big Project” was born.
I got the idea from a clipping she gave me and built it from an old upper kitchen cabinet (used on the lower portion) and framed it with pieces of door frames both from The Rebuilding Center. Drawers and other internal framing from pallet wood, and the plywood remains of the book shelves we tore out during our basement remodel.
Hardware I got from what was on the old upper kitchen cabinet, and found some matching vintage butterfly hinges on ebay and a matching clasp at the Rebuilding center, along with the drawer pull.
Lighting is new LED strip inside the front frame with the dimmer switch mounted inside the bottom cabinet and the transformers mounted on the top of the hutch. from the big orange box store. not cheep, but nice touch. This glass I bought new and had it cut to size at a local glass company in Tigard. The glass shelves I bought some thick glass in Sherwood at the Building Material Resource store, another source for salvaged & reclamed building materials, new and old. They have nice old stuff and keep new “less than perfect” materials from current building out of our landfills for guys like me that want a great price and can work around the flaws.
Used a oil based white paint and thinned the heck out of it to get a washed finish. Stinky as all get out, but I had that going already from all the paint I had to strip off the old door frames and cabinet so I had to use a solvent based finish to make it stick.
The cabinet was originally mounted in a corner so I had to replicate two sides of the trim and then again for the new upper case I had built, I made something that was similar visually.
-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford