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Project by Matthew Allard posted 1195 days ago 3137 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Friends,

My wifes boss bought this cabinet at an auction sale of a local Catholic church for $25. It sat in his garage for months and I bugged him the entire time about buying it from him. He finally caved in and just gave it to me. I rebuit five of the drawer faces and built a wine rack where the Holy Mother statue once sat. The wood I believe is Butternut? I have no idea when it was originally built, but I found a newspaper clipping from 1942 inside. It makes a great kitchen cabinet! I threw the Factory cart project in here as well. I bought this at an auction a couple of years ago for $27. It was rough, and had plywood covering the top. It’s our sofa table now. Wood is maple and hickory. It weighs every bit of 300 Lbs maybe closer to 350. I had to assemble it in the living room.





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saddletramp

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#1 posted 1195 days ago

With all those shallow drawers, if I had it, it would have made a great shop cabinet. LOL
Good save. It’s a beauty.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Jim Reeves

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#2 posted 1195 days ago

That is an awesome cabinet, man the cost of just the material to build it today and many hours of labour would be allot a great looking pc

-- jim

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1195 days ago

I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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redryder

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#4 posted 1195 days ago

I wish I had space for two pieces like that. Very unique and worth saving. You did a great job….......

-- mike...............

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tinnman65

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#5 posted 1195 days ago

Nice job on the restoration. Man my wife would kill for this! I really like the factory cart too, it looks great in that room.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Tom Goodman

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#6 posted 1194 days ago

Great job ! I really like what you did with this & the wine rack. But I must say, That Factory cart you got for $27.oo is also something to brag about. Even if you did have to restore it. I seen an unrestored one sell for $500.oo at an auction about six years ago.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#7 posted 1194 days ago

Nice, I really like to style of the factory cart as a coffee table.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 1193 days ago

What a great job on this all the way around. It looked like a Chart or Draftsman cabinet. It looks great. Great ide for the table as well. I like it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bill Huffman

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#9 posted 23 days ago

Wow, both great projects. I really want an old typesetting cabinet, which looks somewhat like what you have, but many more and thinner drawers.

I love the wood cart, I have seen them in luxury homes in Log Home and Timber Frame magazines, and yours puts theirs to shame.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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msurvilo

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#10 posted 23 days ago

Wow. Now that’s a linen cabinet!

-- Matt, California.

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