just a white cabinet

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 12-21-2006 01:24 AM 2554 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stands in a small bathroom walk way. Its 8 feet high 1 foot deep and 2 feet wide. When you see it is from about 18 inches away. It was designed by the home owner to match her retro bathroom. The cabinet was built out of poplar and MDF with a white convertion varnish finish. The doors are inset panel doors with glass or MDF. I’ve always hated installing white prefab cabinets because the quality is so horrible. Every little grain or nick just shows up with white. I did the best I could and am pretty happy with the result. The Inset doors also were a bit of a pain. I’ll enter this in the competition for craftsmanship because often the craftmanship is something we don’t see. Hopefully you just see a white cabinet. Santa is bringing some blue glass knobs and pulls that will look great.

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#1 posted 12-21-2006 01:57 AM

Denis, this is very well executed. I’m sure your client will be delighted. I had a look at your professional web site – very inspiring!

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

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#2 posted 12-21-2006 03:08 AM

Verry nice Dennis.

I had to made a new drawer today for a cabinet that my wife bought (She sometimes can’t wait for me to build it) The particle board drawer front came off in her hand. I tried out my Leigh Dovetail jig again for the first time in a couple of years. To brush off the dust. New kitchen cabinets beginning to start.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-21-2006 03:00 PM

No need to apologizie for any thing there Dennis. It looks great. If they are’nt pleased I know 10 people that would be happy as heck to have it. Good job. jockmike2

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

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 06:04 AM

nice project … where is the photos with blue glass knobs. bet it really sets it off !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 12:24 PM

“justa” ???!!
it’s lovely and it sounds like it is just what the customer wanted… so PERFECT

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-19-2008 12:35 PM

nice cabinet dennis , great craftmanship . great job on the inset doors

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#7 posted 01-19-2008 06:27 PM

I’m glad this made it out of the archives so I could see it. Nice work Dennis.

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 01-19-2008 06:36 PM

Thanks everyone. Like so much of a cabinetmakers work, once out of the shop we never get to see it again. I never did get to see it with the knobs on.

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 10:14 PM

that’s a very nice looking “just a white” cabinet… well done on the build and results..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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