Mouse Cab

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 11-11-2010 05:10 AM 2170 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

320 days ago I started a blog called “Beech Wickerish cabinet”. I did 3 parts to the series and never got back to it. Well, I never forgot about the project and recently decided to finish it. The cabinet is maple, the wicker (sp?) is beech strips, and the mouse is cherry. I carved the mouse and Heidi painted it. She is very good at tole painting, and did a great job on the mouse. She also decided to add whiskers, which are paint brush bristles. It was a nice touch.
The cabinet was built for my spices. I have a pull out next to the stove that is very difficult to pull out. Since I rent I didn’t want to fix it. LOL.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 05:16 AM

Nice job by both of you.


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#2 posted 11-11-2010 05:16 AM

No criticism here – it’s such a unique touch – but I’m afraid that cute little mouse will surely take the attention away from the great work of the cabinet!


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#3 posted 11-11-2010 05:21 AM

I like that! Great Job.

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 05:26 AM

Cool Mouse

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 05:36 AM

Another beautifully executed project by you two.What a team!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 05:46 AM

I like it . My wife wont. ;-)

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 11-11-2010 05:58 AM

Thank you for the chuckle. You are another of the many creative LJr’s. And to have the craftsmanship to pull it off. Well done.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 06:44 AM

If your project can make people smile … it works. Great job all around.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 11-11-2010 08:33 AM

:—)) surdently bring the smile on faces
great work both of you

thanks for sharing it

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#10 posted 11-11-2010 08:40 AM

This is so cool! Very well done. Thanks for finishing (and sharing) it with us.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 11-11-2010 09:25 AM

Trick!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-11-2010 10:01 AM

I love it!
Well made and so full of smile.
Best thoughts,

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

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#13 posted 11-11-2010 10:04 AM

That is nice & fun.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 11-11-2010 10:25 AM

Oh, and the cabinet is good too! :-)

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 11-11-2010 11:25 AM

this is awesome.
I think I’d jump every time I saw that mouse – it looks so real.
At first I thought it was the door handle and that really gave me the shivers… and then I saw that the door opened the other way.. phew :)

Great job. – the cabinet, the mouse, the painting, and the whiskers.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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