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Project by atceric posted 04-30-2018 10:11 PM 1425 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished the wife’s new cabinet to store embroidery thread spools. She’s been waiting fairly patiently as I tackle this on weekends here and there. She’s very happy with the finished product.

Inspired by some searching on the internet, but highly modified by myself using SketchUp. Jointed and planed the rough quartersawn red oak. Love the rays and flecks. First time using dovetails in a project for me. Floating panel doors. Piano hinges. Interior slats are unfinished poplar cut with 10 degree slant and about 300 (UGG!) oak dowels. Cabinet finish is natural color danish oil with wipe on poly over it.

Kinda heavy due to my tendency to over engineer everything. Thank goodness I found four studs to hang the french cleat.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-30-2018 11:02 PM

Awesome design, and execution of a cabinet for said storage.

LOML, who sews quite a bit was standing behind me, said holy Benjamins, that is a lot of thread. But then she said you need to build me one of those….......

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 04-30-2018 11:12 PM

Very nice storage cabinet and it’s almost full! Good job.

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 05-01-2018 12:18 AM

Very nice….I understand about the need for such a large thread cabinet. A lot of dollars in thread and I am certain an expensive embroidery machine. I will have to show my wife your cabinet. She just bought a new Husqvarna machine to reach her older one.

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atceric

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#4 posted 05-01-2018 12:36 AM

Her’s is a Brother VE2200. Seems my hobby supports her’s. Maybe vice versa at times. ;)


Very nice….I understand about the need for such a large thread cabinet. A lot of dollars in thread and I am certain an expensive embroidery machine. I will have to show my wife your cabinet. She just bought a new Husqvarna machine to reach her older one.

- Redoak49


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atceric

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#5 posted 05-01-2018 12:37 AM

Good luck brother. Happy wife, happy life.


Awesome design, and execution of a cabinet for said storage.

LOML, who sews quite a bit was standing behind me, said holy Benjamins, that is a lot of thread. But then she said you need to build me one of those….......

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN


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atceric

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#6 posted 05-01-2018 12:38 AM

Thank you. Good God, I hope she’s about reached the end of all thread spool needs!


Very nice storage cabinet and it s almost full! Good job.

- waho6o9


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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 05-01-2018 01:52 AM

Nice work, but do not let my Mother see this. Would need two to hold her collection!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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NormG

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#8 posted 05-01-2018 02:56 AM

Very nice piece, there is lots of storage there

Thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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TysonK

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#9 posted 05-01-2018 04:57 AM

Serious hubby points for you, really nice build, all your wife’s friends will be jelly for that cabinet.

-- -- Tyson

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bushmaster

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#10 posted 05-01-2018 01:31 PM

your wife is really into embroidery, would like to see some of her work. I sure they would equal the work you did on this cabinet.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Planeman40

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#11 posted 05-01-2018 07:41 PM

Your wife SHOULD be happy with that embroidery cabinet!!! Great work! Congratulations!

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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WhattheChuck

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#12 posted 05-01-2018 09:32 PM

Super-duper! Makes me want to go build something out of red oak!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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majuvla

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#13 posted 05-02-2018 06:16 AM

That’s realy looks awesome – especialy filled with colourfull spools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bertha

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#14 posted 05-02-2018 03:47 PM

My Wife cannot see this. Outstanding job.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Rick S.

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#15 posted 05-02-2018 04:13 PM

YIKES! Very Nice Indeed! & Well Done Also!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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