Vintage Refrigerator Replica

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Project by sheetzy posted 08-22-2016 02:06 PM 1036 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the past year, I’ve built a child-size cook stove, pantry cupboard, and farmhouse sink. Now I’ve added a refrigerator to the kitchen collection. This replica of a vintage refrigerator is made of pine, walnut, and a small amount of maple and is 24 inches wide by 19 inches deep by 53 inches high. It has a built-in ice box, two 3/8 inch dowel-rod shelves, a Plexiglas shelf, two “crisper” drawers for fruits and vegetables, and a large bottom drawer. I made the wooden handle and the General Electric emblem on the front. All the dovetails are handmade. I included two safety features: a vent in the back for air circulation and three metal eyelets at the top back of the unit so it can be screwed into a wall to prevent any possibility of tip-over. One of my friends bought the three previous pieces for his grandchildren as gifts and is buying the refrigerator for them as well. He went online and bought dozens of pieces of pretend food, pots and pans, and dishes, and said they absolutely love playing with their very own kitchen furniture. All four of these items are solidly built and will hopefully be handed down generation to generation and become family heirlooms.

-- Sheetzy

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 02:17 PM

very nice idea …...... should be a very nice hand me down ….....for ages …......GREAT JOB


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#2 posted 08-22-2016 02:25 PM

That’s just down right neat.

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 02:54 PM

Could not resist==COOL!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 03:03 AM

Great project. I think those kids will enjoy these for a long time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 04:43 AM

I have to applaud your creativity with this beatiful masterpiece. It is definitely rare to see a storage cabinet in the form of a vintage fridge but nevertheless stunning and attractive indeed. I think it can easily complement any other furniture pieces regardless of whether they are also antiques or not.

-- Mark Grogan @

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#7 posted 08-27-2016 02:57 AM

Nice job!

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