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Project by sheetzy posted 06-14-2018 06:21 AM 612 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project is a beautiful piece of Hoosier-type furniture for added storage in the kitchen or dining room. Solidly made to be handed down from generation to generation and become a family heirloom. Built from white pine, the bottom measures 50 inches wide by 33 inches high by 21-1/2 inches deep and has five drawers and two doors. The top is 49 inches wide by 41 inches high by 13-1/2 inches deep and has three drawers and three doors. All drawers are hand dovetailed.

I added wheels on this piece for easy maneuverability. Like the original Hoosiers, this one features a disc on the top of each wheel where insect poison was placed to kill any bugs that tried to crawl up the legs and get into the cabinet. Also like the antique Hoosiers, I built a spice rack into one of the top doors and a cookbook holder into the other. Both bottom doors also feature a spice rack. This should provide additional storage where kitchen cabinet space is limited.

I spent several weeks building this Hoosier, but really enjoyed working on it, and am very happy with the end result.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.





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#1 posted 06-14-2018 11:09 AM

You have every right to be proud. That’s a beautiful cabinet

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 06-14-2018 11:21 AM

An excellent job

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#3 posted 06-14-2018 11:40 AM

a lovely cabinet. your pride is justified. And just wait a few years when this turns to the glorious pumpkin color that pine takes on..it will be so warm and a delight to see in your home every day.

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#4 posted 06-14-2018 01:44 PM

You’ve done really well! I like the ice-box style hardware you used too.

-- Pete

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#5 posted 06-14-2018 02:22 PM

This is such a beautiful piece and so nicely done and it shows off a lot of wonderful details and craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 06-14-2018 02:54 PM

Wow. Nice work

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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#7 posted 06-14-2018 03:03 PM

Well done! We have one of the antique ones that is very similar. Beautiful job.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#8 posted 06-14-2018 03:21 PM

a beautiful cabinet also great idea on leg disc … no doubt will become a heirloom … GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 06-14-2018 04:28 PM

That is definitely a nice cabinet and worth every minute you spent on it.
You mentioned an interesting note bout the insect trap around the legs, I never heard that before but it makes sense.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 06-14-2018 04:45 PM

beautiful work.i love your attention to detail with the leg design and the nice dovetail work on the drawers.this will certainly be handed down and admired for generations too come.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 06-14-2018 05:38 PM

MAGNIFICENT!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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sheetzy

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#12 posted 06-14-2018 07:34 PM

GREAT BIG THANX FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS. HOPE EVERYONE HAS AS MUCH FUN IN THE WOOD SHOP AS I DO….....WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS IS A LITTLE MORE SAW DUST ON THE FLOOR.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#13 posted 06-14-2018 09:27 PM

Super-duper!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#14 posted 06-15-2018 01:39 AM

A fine looking Hoosier cabinet!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 06-15-2018 02:32 AM

I have a weak spot for Hoosier Cabinets to begin with, and this is a fine example, nice work

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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