Cubbyholes for antique desk

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Project by MatthewG posted 1306 days ago 1987 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

I am pretty new to LJs—this is the first project I put up. My mother-in-law (saintly woman, seriously) asked me to build a desktop cubbyhole cabinet to match an antique desk she uses. It is in butternut, with straightgrain pine drawers. It has six thicknesses in it—1/4 drawer sides and backs, 5/16 separators on the top, 7/16 separators between the drawers, 1/2 general panels, 5/8 sides and base, and 3/4 top. Lots of time with the thickness planer. Stained using Zar’s oilbase stain (great stuff), finished with two coats of Minwax semigloss poly. Really a fun project.


-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#1 posted 1306 days ago

great job matching the look. The really do look like they go together. (to me)

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 1305 days ago


Your mother-in-law must be thrilled. It looks like one piece. Splendid workmanship!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 1305 days ago


-- Darrell

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#4 posted 1305 days ago

nice mating.


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#5 posted 1305 days ago

Good looking piece. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1305 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 1305 days ago

Beautiful piece of woodworking Matthew. Outstanding.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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