Sewing Cabinet

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Project by SouthpawCA posted 12-08-2009 09:46 PM 4816 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the sewing cabinet. The word “finish” is the key to this project. Initially, when I first started it, the intent was to paint it. So, I used poplar with MDF inserts. Well, the unfinished project started looking very nice to my wife who decided she no longer wanted to paint it. With great apprehension I under took the job of staining. I knew poplar would come out blotchy, but I thought a good seal coat of minwax sealer would minimize it – It hardly did anything. I won’t go into everything I had to do as you can read about it on the blog, but I did finally finish it. My wife loves it (which is all that matters I guess) and I learned a lot. Now, off to another project.

-- Don

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 10:59 PM

Very nice work, I know your wife is going to enjoy her new cabinet.

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 11:57 PM

It looks great and very functional. I know she loves it. Great job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 01:17 AM

Hey Don
Looks fine good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 01:50 AM

Hey Don, your cabinet looks great. I notice this is the one from the Woodcraft plans with some modifications. I’m actually building the same one for my wife right now – I’m currently working on the drawers. Anyway, it’s very inspiring. Nice job.

-- Mark, Utah

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 04:41 AM

Very Nice. Thanks for posting.. still working on various pieces of sewing room furniture.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 12-09-2009 05:02 AM

This is very very nice piece of sewing cabinet.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 12-09-2009 04:04 PM

Looks like your wife will get years of very productive use out of this.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#8 posted 12-09-2009 06:00 PM

Looks great. I have been looking for an idea for my wife for her scrapbooking. I think this could easily be converted to a cart for her. Going in my favorites.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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