Liquor Cabinet with Hidden Drawer

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Project by RSmike posted 1314 days ago 4794 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was built around the glass windows that I etched.

My wife saw the image on these doors on a TV show. It took weeks for me to draw the image in CAD and make it look right. I printed the image on contact paper, stuck it to the glass, cut away what I wanted etched, etched it, and the glass sat around the house for months while I found the time to build the cabinet. Etching glass is pretty easy.

I just have to have something special on all my cabinets. The lower drawer isn’t really that hidden but it’s a fun place to keep our shot glass collection.


-- Mike

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#1 posted 1314 days ago

Great job! What kind of finish did you use? Any special treatment? Looks great and it’s close to what I’ve considered for our new kitchen island. Again, nice work.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#2 posted 1313 days ago

Beautiful work. Love the drawer. We just did our bathroom over and did away with the vanity and put in a pedestal sink. The drawer could be a disappearing shelf for us while shaving etc. Thanks for sharing a great idea

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#3 posted 1313 days ago

Hey! Where’s the bottle of Maker’s Mark at?

-- Jim, Michigan

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#4 posted 1313 days ago

I like it! I had the same thought about using it as a bathroom medicine cabinet. A pull out drawer would give a convenient shelf for the contact lens case while I’m poking my eye.

-- Tony -

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#5 posted 1313 days ago

Great work. I love the detail with the hidden drawer!

-- “In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign,does not declare,'That is mine!'” - Abraham Kuyper

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#6 posted 1313 days ago

Now you can really invite the ladies home to see your etchings! (huge grin)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 1312 days ago

Ok someone asked about the finish…It’s a sprayed on (with HVLP) Behr latex. I don’t recall the color. I thin the Latex with water to shoot it. I like the look but the Latex stays tacky and blocks for quite a while. I’m starting to like the looks of latex applied with a foam roller. Then I topcoat with waterbased poly. It makes for a durable finish.

On this project is when I discovered that my miter saw’s arbor was shot. The whole cabinet is pretty much out of square and I fought with trying to fit the doors forever. ( I know own a Kapex. hehehehe ) In the end it looks nice to the average person. I’m a little disappointed with the “lines” but like the overall project.

The medicine cabinet drawer idea is great idea. I just redid mybathroom…..I could have made a drawer like this on the bottom of that cabinet….it would have been very stubby/shallow but it would have been really cool. I already have one motorized hidden drawer in my bathroom. I need to post that some time.

Thanks for the comments.


-- Mike

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#8 posted 1312 days ago

OMG – I love this. What a great ensemble. And fantastic idea for the shot glasses…. sometimes you have a collection but you don’t necessarily want to display them.

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#9 posted 1312 days ago

Love it the only thing is I would not put the Glasses in the draw I would be putting the good stuff in there to hide it Haaaaaaa well done

-- patch (Graham) Moama Australia

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#10 posted 1311 days ago

Great cabinet. The etched glass and hidden drawer are great features.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#11 posted 1311 days ago

super kool. boy, am I thirsty. really nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 541 days ago

Love the green color.

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