Curio Cabinet - Gas Pump

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Project by ltlwoodcreations posted 10-22-2011 07:25 PM 6780 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Welll this started when I wanted a metal gas pump to put in my garage to set next to my harley’s. So we went out looking for sometihing to restore. The prices were crazy for anything that I would want to even start working on. So then my wife (she is such an instigator) wanted a curio cabinet and decided I should just make her one that looked like a gas pump. We found the globe and a swap meet great price and the brass nozzle as well. The cabinet is made of peruvian walnut with satinwood and chakte cok stipping. The chakte has faed over the eyars but the satin wood still shows off pretty well. I ran rope lighting on the instide to show off our minitures motocycle collection and my wifes thunderbird model car. I obviously did not get to put it by the Harley’s in the garage and it wont pump not one drop of gas. We had my granddauther liiving with us the doors are not on hinges they clamp in with snap in clamps.

Diminsions 84” x 17” x 15” Finished in hand applied polyuretral. No stains were added to this project all natural wood. This project was built in 2003

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 08:07 PM

Very nice ! And the sharing is one thing that keeps you on the road ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 10:32 PM

Well conceived and well executed.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 05:34 AM

I sketched up some plans for one of these a few years back after seeing one similar to yours on another website. The plans were as far as I got. You have given some new inspiration to the old plans. I really like how you have the lights inside to illuminate the models. I was thinking going with the Sinclair brand if I ever get around to building my own. Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 03:29 PM

that’s beautiful! ... And what a great idea as well!

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 04:39 PM

I saw that and my first thought was “I wonder if that’s an OPW dispensor nozzle”, and indeed it is. Looks like it was fron an old gravity dispensor. I use to be in the business of replacing those at gas stations, hence the curiosity. That’s a great way to reuse a really cool piece of history.

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

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 12:19 AM

I have worked filling stations many different times and pumped many gallons through the same nozzles as that.

Beautiful Job.

Could be “Standard Gold Crown” though. Actually kidding; I know any unbroken gas pump globe is very hard to find, let alone a nice one.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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