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Project by DoctorJ posted 1635 days ago 5228 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 1635 days ago

Looks Super

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#2 posted 1635 days ago

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 1635 days ago

nice cabenet i like it

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#4 posted 1635 days ago

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 1635 days ago

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 1634 days ago

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 1634 days ago

Thats fantastic the dove tails came out very well

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#8 posted 1634 days ago

Nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 1634 days ago

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 1634 days ago

nice work

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#11 posted 1634 days ago

well done

-- -erik & christy-

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#12 posted 1631 days ago

looks great

Dennis

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#13 posted 1621 days ago

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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DoctorJ

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#14 posted 1621 days ago

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 1621 days ago

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

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