Apothecary Cabinet

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Project by Gregn posted 1617 days ago 3990 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Apothecary cabinet I made for my son’s CD’s it holds 960 CD’s. The cabinet base was made from Oak plywood the drawers were made from 1/2” plywood and the drawer faces and trim is oak with ceramic knobs.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#1 posted 1617 days ago

Your good. That looks great.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 1617 days ago

Looks very good. I am drawing up a design for a DVD storage cabin with 24 drawers that my wife has wanted. Looks very similar to your cabinet. It will be a fun project

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#3 posted 1617 days ago

looks like a lot of drawer building… and a lot of cds…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Lisa Chan

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#4 posted 1617 days ago

This would ALSO make an excellent sock yarn box. Don’t let your wife swipe it.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#5 posted 1617 days ago

This is nce – I want to build on in the shop for hardware bins.

-- Michael, South Florida,

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1616 days ago

That is a nice cabinet. It looks like the one they had plans for in Wood Magazine one or two issues ago. I like yours better because the fronts overlap the openings hiding any gaps. Nice workmanship on it too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 1401 days ago

Nice looking apothecary cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 296 days ago

My Dad still has one of those he built in the 70s, way before CDs and DVDs… It is shocking to see how similar your build looks like his…

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#9 posted 15 days ago

Very nice…I am building something similar out of 3 1/2×7 1/2 inch 3/4 oak blanks I have (found 2000 of them for almost nothing on local craigslist—have no idea what the original plans were for them) and hope to make about 100 drawers total for different- sized apothecary cabinets. What type of joinery did you utilize in your drawers? I am leaning towards deep rabbets with dowel pin reinforcement for ease, strength and decorative purposes. Great job!

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