Packing Table/Jewelry lift Cabinet

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Project by Les Hastings posted 1391 days ago 4598 views 29 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet serves two purposes. One side is a packing table for packing your suite cases. The other side is a jewerly lift cabinet. The cylinders outside diameter is 38 1/4”, the lifting drumb is 36” in dia. x 18 5/8” tall. It features 28, 2” deep pull out trays and 2, 4” deep trays. All on wooden slides. The packing table side has six drawers on blum motion slides. The unit dissasembles to go through a 32” opening into the dressing area where it will end up. The cylinder you see here is the second one I made. The first one had an outside diameter of 34 1/4”. After it sat for about two months or so they finally decided that it was to small. The trays were not going to be big enough, soooo I made another 4” bigger. The finish is not done at this point. The final accent colors will be added on site. This is just one small piece for the ladys dressing room and closet area. We’ve been working on this for a year now (its a long story). It has a custom made Inca lift just for this cabinet. Lifting specs 500 lb. It will have a two inch thick stone or granite top to lift as well. The other side will have a 2” cushion of some sort.

Finally we get to move on to his closet and dressing area. We’ve been working on it two months or so now and have a very long way to go. I hope to get pictures after all is installed and done on both area’s. Will post them if I do.

Thanks for looking and have fun woodworking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 1391 days ago

OMG! unreal… one of the more impressive pieces on this site

-- He who laughs last..... makes alot of noise!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 1391 days ago

Absolutely Stunning Les. What a fabulous design, futuristic and elegant at the same time.
Can’t say enough good things about it or the genius that made it.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 1391 days ago

Your work never ceases to amaze me.


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#4 posted 1391 days ago

Jeeze Louise, you guys aren’t messing around !!!
Remind me to never, ever post anything that might appear on the same page as yours…... !
You guys rock the house Les!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 1391 days ago

Unreal, Les!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 1391 days ago

I love this project! I had to look through all your projects and must say you do such beautiful work! I look forward to seeing more.

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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#7 posted 1391 days ago

OMG Les! Absolutely amazing, beautiful piece of work!

-- Karen W., KS.

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#8 posted 1391 days ago

Les, you are the master and my idol.

I love your work, as always it is top drawer;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 1391 days ago

A great and amazing work Les , super design and fantastic build.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1391 days ago

That is truly a fantastic design. Wonderful build. I’ll bet those curves were fun.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#11 posted 1391 days ago

I love the detail on the drawers! Does the cylindrical part start spinning and leave the earth’s gravitational field? Wow, wow, wow!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 1391 days ago

Exquisite detail and design as always! I love the outstanding work you do. You are a true inspiration to me and I am sure others. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1391 days ago

This is incredible work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#14 posted 1390 days ago


This is incredible! Does it include a computer system that locates the specific piece of jewelry and opens the appropriate drawer, too? Or with that much jewelry, maybe she has a full-time jeweler to catalog and polish it all! ;-) No one is going to just run off with her jewelry box! It’s really a gorgeous piece of furniture as well as clever and functional.

Your work never ceases to amaze us! We surely hope you can post a finished picture as well.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 1390 days ago


-- "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out alll fear." 1 John 4: 18

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