Pine Cabinet

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Project by ChuckV posted 09-24-2011 11:53 PM 2272 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pine cabinet combines ideas from two of my earlier pieces – the pie safe and the step-back. The drawers and the back are based on the pie safe. The doors and the feet match the step-back.

The shelves are adjustable using saw-tooth supports. You can see these in the photo with the doors open. The back pieces have grooves on the mating edges. Then a spline is glued into one side of each back board. So, it is really tongue and groove. Since these are not glued together, I found it a challenge to keep them spaced as I wanted while I secured them with screws through some cleats. My clamps came to the rescue.

In the third photo, you can see some of my cherry projects nearby. We have come to call the new cabinet the “breadbox stand”! So, be careful if someone asks you to build them a breadbox.

I finished this cabinet with three coats of shellac mixed three parts amber to two parts clear. Most of it also has several coats of paste wax. I wanted more protection on the top. There I did the same three coats of the amber/clear mixture. On top of that I applied two coats of dewaxed clear shellac (SealCoat). This prepared the surface for the addition of polyurethane. I used four coats of General Finishes water-based satin.

The hardware is from Horton Brasses.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 11:59 PM

thats beautiful!

you keep making pine look so good! you don’t see many projects these days made of pine. the hardware on this one really works well too.

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 03:56 AM

It’s beautiful chuck.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 04:34 AM

That is a great looking cabinet and goes so well in that setting!!!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 07:42 AM

Chuck, it turned out perfectly and fits so well in that spot and goes so well with the rest of your furniture and the house. Finally, a place for that breadbox!

I guess the cabinet survived hurricane Irene too ( it was getting a good soak test)

I’m going to go cut down some pine now to make my own version :)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 02:48 PM

Looks really nice Chuck. The finish you used really brings out the sheen of the pine.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#6 posted 10-10-2011 04:09 PM

Chuck what can I say that’s not already been said. Beautiful job. I was thinking the same as Steve from New Zealand – it goes well with the house. I do however have a question – how long did it take for your lovely bride to fill it well wonderful, fresh baked bread? I’m sure Robin was preheating the oven as you were setting the piece in place!

-- Harold

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