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Project by DoctorJ posted 02-06-2010 03:30 AM 5356 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is my take on a replica of an antique spool cabinet (based loosely on an article in the October/November 2008 issue of American Woodworker) and done as an Introduction to Woodworking class project. It made from Jatoba and Red Oak. Replica hardware and labels make it look “antique” but the contrasting woods are not to be found in the originals. Top has breadboard ends and drawers are hand-cut dovetails (not perfect but not horrible). Finish is an oil/varnish wipe-on and the interior has a seal coat of shellac.





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#1 posted 02-06-2010 03:38 AM

Looks Super

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 04:30 AM

Very nicely done! Beautiful looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 05:08 AM

nice cabenet i like it

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 05:37 AM

I have seen a few of these around. I very nice replica. The contrasting woods really set it apart and I think it would look awesome sitting on a counter in a general store somewhere. The labelling was a good finishing touch, how did you do those?

CtL

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 07:00 AM

Very nice looking little cabinet. I made the mistake of showing it to my wife, now it’s on the todo list!

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 02:55 PM

Chris L,

The adhesive-backed labels come from Golden’s Antique Supply (www.antiquesupply.com). They are set into a matching cutout in the oak drawer fronts.

Jim

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 02:58 PM

Thats fantastic the dove tails came out very well

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 03:27 PM

Nice!

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 05:18 PM

That really came together well. The contrasting wood colors are nice. I really like the beading accents on the drawers, and the hardware choice adds a nice touch.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#10 posted 02-06-2010 05:48 PM

nice work

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#11 posted 02-06-2010 07:25 PM

well done

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#12 posted 02-09-2010 09:51 PM

looks great

Dennis

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#13 posted 02-19-2010 04:02 PM

My father was looking for a wood pattern or instructions on how to build a spool cabinet like jp coat’s, do you sell the plan or pattern? thank you

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#14 posted 02-19-2010 04:32 PM

pskhappy,

The complete plan is described in the October/November 2008 issue of American Woodworker. Back issues are available at http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/g-9-american-woodworker.aspx?pagenum=2

Hope this helps

Jim

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#15 posted 02-19-2010 04:36 PM

Awesome Jim – Thank you so much!!!!! Patty pskhappy

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