LumberJocks

Curly Maple Apothecary Tea Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Purplelady posted 06-24-2016 11:52 PM 2429 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband has been expanding his tea bag collection and has almost overtaken my spice cabinet. Well, I had to do something about that! So I made him a cabinet to keep his tea bags in. The cabinet is meant to hang on a shaker pegboard. It is made out of recycled curly maple. The hangers are cherry and the turned knobs are cherry.

It was a good way to practice hand cutting dovetails. There are 96 of them.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio





13 comments so far

View Jpedi's profile

Jpedi

100 posts in 2110 days


#1 posted 06-25-2016 12:46 AM

WOW! That’s awesome! And obviously LOVE at work—not only for hubby, but love for hand tools! Ya done good!

Thanks for sharing!

View lightweightladylefty's profile

lightweightladylefty

3243 posts in 3764 days


#2 posted 06-25-2016 02:21 AM

Marsha,

What a wonderfully detailed tea cabinet! The recycled maple is gorgeous and the workmanship is perfect . . . and to think the dovetails are hand-cut. Everything about the cabinet is top-notch. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View BurlyBob's profile (online now)

BurlyBob

5632 posts in 2317 days


#3 posted 06-25-2016 03:07 AM

Truly fantastic.

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

12567 posts in 2919 days


#4 posted 06-25-2016 05:57 AM

So many dovetails – look beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

1938 posts in 1674 days


#5 posted 06-25-2016 09:57 AM

way, way cool – not only the curly maple but the dovetails are awesome.

-- 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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

31681 posts in 2918 days


#6 posted 06-25-2016 02:23 PM

This apothecary cabinet turned out beautifully. It has a lot of nice character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View SteveGaskins's profile

SteveGaskins

752 posts in 2638 days


#7 posted 06-25-2016 08:46 PM

Marsha,
Absolutely beautiful cabinet. Love the hand cut dovetails.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

View woodrookieII's profile

woodrookieII

271 posts in 2715 days


#8 posted 06-25-2016 09:15 PM

That’s really really nice!!!

....rookieII

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12020 posts in 2431 days


#9 posted 06-26-2016 04:32 AM

Nice work, very clean.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View jim65's profile

jim65

999 posts in 1985 days


#10 posted 06-26-2016 08:15 PM

Stunning, dovetails are beautiful! really nice!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View BRTree's profile

BRTree

29 posts in 904 days


#11 posted 06-29-2016 01:41 AM

Nice! Recycled curly maple….recycled from what? I’m curious…..

-- Dave Heishman, Blue Ridge Tree

View Purplelady's profile

Purplelady

78 posts in 1011 days


#12 posted 06-29-2016 01:19 PM

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments.


Nice! Recycled curly maple….recycled from what? I m curious…..

- BRTree


A childhood home of a friend was being torn down. She knew the wood work was curly maple and invited several that were interested to come help deconstruct and take the wood. I only took a few pieces. Most went to her brother which, was only right. I was very happy with what I got! My little 2 knife lunchbox planer did NOT like curly maple and tried to eat it up. I ended up resawing to 1/2 thickness, hence a small cabinet.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

View CWT2017's profile

CWT2017

6 posts in 479 days


#13 posted 05-08-2018 12:16 AM

That curly maple is stunning, and the craftsmanship is superb. Wish I had some curly maple in my inventory, but it would be impossible to find in Texas.

96 hand-cut dovetails would probably put me in a mental hospital.

Thanks for sharing!

-- CWT2017

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com