Wine Cabinet

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Project by stanley2 posted 02-08-2008 04:18 PM 2906 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 1980 we gave our daughter an antique tiger maple drop leaf table for college graduation. In 2005 we found it in her basement storeage covered with boxes because the top was badly split and warped. Deciding it was not recoverable I made this wine cabinet for her wedding present. The legs and panels come from the table. The top is birds eye maple and all other wood is quarter sawn maple except the drawer fronts that are tiger maple too. Of course the legs were too short so I had to make a six inch riser with faux legs using veneer pieces from the old table and adding the drawer. I was thrilled to get people’s choice in our annual show.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-08-2008 04:30 PM

Great looking work!

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 02-08-2008 04:41 PM

Beautiful piece…..great save!

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

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#3 posted 02-08-2008 04:54 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet. Hopefully, now that she is more mature, she will appreciate the cabinet more than she did the table. Pieces like this represent a gift from the heart and are priceless.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 02-08-2008 05:56 PM

Phil, what a great looking wine cabinet. Great colors and workmanship. Absolutely beautiful.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 02-08-2008 06:18 PM

Excellent project Phil. Nice to see that you’ve reused such nice wood instead of tossing it out. Too bad that table had split but if it hadn’t, she wouldn’t have such an heirloom today!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 02-08-2008 08:04 PM

well done! Salvaging the wood AND “people’s choice”..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 02-08-2008 08:31 PM

Looks wonderful. Congratulations on the awards.

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#8 posted 02-08-2008 09:02 PM

Looks great! Good job.

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

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#9 posted 02-09-2008 08:14 PM

SO nice! They will absolutely love it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 02-10-2008 08:48 PM

Very nice cabinet!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 05-30-2008 05:51 AM

I love joinery!! And this is a target rich environment!! Good job, Phil!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 06-02-2008 05:27 AM

nice looking cabinet.
it’s nice to hear you were able to revive parts of that old table.

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#13 posted 07-23-2008 05:45 PM

very beautiful work. there N is more qu has to clink glasses with a good Bordeaux wine

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 11-06-2009 03:54 AM

That’s a really nice cabinet.

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