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Project by canadianchips posted 10-12-2010 03:42 AM 2433 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at making a “jam cupboard.” Found an old shelving unit from someones workshop. Cut the cupboard down to size that fits the Tongue and groove door that was already made. Building things from re-used materials is kind of backwards from building from scratch. When you already have the door you make the cupboard around it. Added a Mahogany top, added the baseboard style moulding at the bottom to finish the cabinet. I am NOT trying to make an antique replica ! I am building cabinets from old ,re-used materials.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"





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mafe

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 10:51 AM

Really nice old style.
This will fit wonderful in a traditional house.
Nice work,
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 11:30 AM

I love the cupboard AND I love the process!!
This is my kinda of cabinets :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 10-12-2010 12:23 PM

If it were painted in a flat paint (several coats like barn red over forest green or something) then sanded to distress this cupboard would really appeal to the primitive collectors out there. I really like the look of this- reminds me of the one that was in the kitchen of our old farmhouse. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 01:51 PM

Thanks rivergirl. I will have to try that process. I used leftover paint that I had for this one. The first coat was flat latex. I think it froze at one time. Was all chunky when I tried to put it on. It didn’t stick well either, NEXT day I rubbed it off and used this glossy. (Maybe I will start lightly sanding this one too)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 01:59 PM

Yes- just take a sander to it and see how it looks. The primitive types like the paint scrubbed off on the edges and on the handles etc. etc. And they like the layered paint look because granny used to repaint the cupboard over and over and over…. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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maricamp

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 10:39 PM

I love your repurposing/reusing projects! I’m old old door/window junky too. Love it!

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