Maple Cabinet for a Crocheted Afghan

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Project by Kjuly posted 10-16-2009 03:29 AM 1672 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this maple cabinet for my wife, Sandy, to display an afghan that was made by her great-grandmother. The afghan is over 60 years old. It is starting to unravel in some spots, so we designed this cabinet for displaying the afghan and to protect it from further damage.

Sandy’s dad, Darwin, asked his grandmother to crochet this afghan for him to give to his new bride, Rogene. Darwin passed away a few years ago and Rogene knew that it would mean a lot to Sandy to have this treasured item.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 03:42 PM

A beautiful display case with clean lines that allows the afghan to show proudly. Good choice of wood and color. Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 04:10 PM

Thank you Kindlingmaker. You are very kind

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 05:25 PM

Great job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 08:46 AM

A very touching story… gives me an idea for an article about how family (husbands and wives, relatives) can come together as a team to preserve family heirlooms. Does your wife also knit or crochet?

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 04:36 PM

Hi Lisa,
Your story sounds like a great idea. You are welcome to use the picture and/or article in your story.
My wife has not crocheted anything in many many years.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 05:28 PM

It’s so wonderful to see family treasures being cared for in this manner! How good of you to craft such a lovely setting for your wife’s heirloom piece. Great!

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 09:49 PM

Thank you Susan,
You are right it is a real treasure.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 10:35 PM

WOW I need to make one for my Grandmothers quilt

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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