2X4 Cabinet

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Project by Siegel_KenEvil posted 01-12-2011 02:08 PM 4863 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this one for my Mother-in-law in about a day. Had no cash at the time and didn’t have a gift for her so I used 2×4’s for the frames.

-- Scott

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 03:38 PM

Good looking cabinet.

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

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 03:47 PM

Nice wee project
cant beat some 2×4


-- 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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#3 posted 01-13-2011 06:56 AM

I like the rustic pine look myself. You did a good job on it. Something nice and sturdy like this would have cost a pretty penny at the Amish market.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 07:08 AM

How is it joined? Looks solid

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 02:05 PM

I did this project about ten years ago but I think I remember using biscuits in the corners. I recall thinking they (the biscuits) were way too small compared to the 2X4. I might have switched to dowels. If I were building this today with what I know, I would use a stronger joint. Maybe a dado or a mortise and tenon.

-- Scott

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 11:12 PM

Scott, a great looking cabinet, I love working with dimensional lumber for furniture. Hope you don’t mind if I borrow some of the idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 08-11-2012 03:45 PM

Scott your cabinet turned out great.

I love using 2X4’s to learn with, that way you don’t have to hide your mistakes – you toss them on the burn pile and start again.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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