Collector's Table

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Project by YBNORMAL posted 1056 days ago 2228 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine project, However this seems to be a popular one. I think I have built seven of these now, and still only have one in my house. Overall it’s a easy plan to follow, but I generally hate making drawers, and this has a ton of them. It’s one of those projects that you have to forget how bad you really hated it before you start another one. Overall it is a nice project, just the right size for an end table and great for folks like me that collect arrowheads, coins, or whatever you can fill the drawers with.
I added a picture of the same cabinet in a dark cherry stain.

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#1 posted 1056 days ago

Nice build YB! I mean Mr. NORMAL. ;)

Seven! Wow! That adds up to A LOT of drawers.

What issue of WOOD is that from?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 1055 days ago

Man, that’s a lot of drawers!
But it sure came out nice!
And Brett is right, THAT is a lot of drawers with seven pieces built!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 1055 days ago

VERY NICE- I’d love one of these if I had the time to make one! What do you charge people you made them for?

I collect coins and historical artifacts. This would be fantastic!

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#4 posted 1055 days ago

Sorry Brett, I don’t remember the issue, I think it was 1997, It would take me a while to find it in my back issues (Pile). But here is the downloadable plans link.

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#5 posted 1055 days ago

StumpyNubs, I really like that!, I have previously sold these for $400, I think that works out to about $1.95 per hour. Simply not going to get rich making these.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1055 days ago

Very nice cabinet! That is a super cabinet for collections.

My friend that builds cars goes by the same handle YBNORMAL He should be abby normal!

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

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#7 posted 1055 days ago

YB, Welcome aboard. Great cabinet. Thanks for the plans link, I collect pins and have had a concept like this in my head for a while.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 1055 days ago

Eat, sleep and drink drawers. I am impressed.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#9 posted 1055 days ago

Very impressive. After building this many of them I bet it is safe to say that you are an expert at making drawers. Great work

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#10 posted 1052 days ago

Bunches of drawers. One at a time I suppose. Nice Projects done well several times. LOL

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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David Grimes

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#11 posted 1035 days ago

Really nice. Now you’ve got me thinking again (it’s been years) about building a blueprint chest of drawers.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#12 posted 877 days ago

Very nice.

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