Butler's pantry

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Project by matter posted 02-04-2008 10:17 PM 2216 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s too bad the room was to small to fit the whole thing in one pic.

Cabinet was solid poplar, 8’ high x 8’ wide.

Benjamin Moore CC40 Cloud white semi-gloss finish

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 10:51 PM

Now thats no easy project Matter. It wont end up in the fire. Excellent job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 10:58 PM

My wife would kill for a butler’s pantry (therefor she won’t see this project) ;)
Storage is kind of like tools and clamps…

I really like the hardware, fit’s the design very nicely.

-- Still learning everything

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 11:03 PM

oooooh I love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 11:03 PM

Beautiful! Is it used for clothing? Mary’s been buggin me to build an Amoire(sp?) to increase our clothing storage. Could you post a photo of the interior? I’m interested to see what you did inside…

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 11:16 PM

Very classy, I like it alot, and like rpmurphy says….the wife won’t get to see this one…LOL

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 12:15 AM

Great design and obvious good craftsmanship. Thanks for posting it.

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 12:46 AM

Nice cabinetry work. The finish looks sprayed on, is it?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 12:50 AM

This is a very nice design. How about some pictures with it opened?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 12:51 AM

Looks great! Clean design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 01:14 AM

now all you need is a butler. looks good

-- making sawdust....

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 01:28 AM

This cabinet stores everything from pots & pans to scarves & mitts. Each of the drawers has 150 lb. capacity Euro-tracks, so I guess that theoretically it could sleep 6…

The finish was initially sprayed- 3 coats.

After installation the client’s wife wanted it glossier. Then, just a bit glossier than that. So the last 2 coats were brushed.

I have pic’s of the inside somewhere, I’ll post them as soon as I track them down. Either that, or I’ll post the design.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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Les Hastings

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#12 posted 02-05-2008 02:29 AM


-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 02-05-2008 04:16 AM

Nice project. I love built-ins.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#14 posted 02-05-2008 04:37 PM

Really beautiful!

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

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#15 posted 02-06-2008 10:20 AM

Great design and perfect execution.

-- Jiri

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