Cherry Toy/Book Cabinet

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Project by Tradeturnhobby posted 11-04-2011 05:58 PM 1185 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am actually really excited how this turned out considering. I didn’t have a lot of tools at the time I built this and the fact that I could do it in my garage was fun.

I built this out of Cherry MDF and with a solid face frame. The drawer is full extension. I did a lot of dados with a router I had just gotten. The rest was done with a table saw and hand saws. It wasn’t until I was done that I got a chop saw that would have made many of the cuts much easier.

The wife found this in a catalog, but wanted a drawer in it. Furthermore we wanted it to be something that could be variable to home decor as we weren’t sure how our house would eventually end up. The idea is that my wife would have some cloth baskets to slide in each port. She wanted this to store child toys.

-- TTH, UT

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 06:09 PM

Thats absolutley beautifull

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 06:22 PM

Came really really great!

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

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#3 posted 11-04-2011 06:50 PM

Thank you. It has been fun to have this site to share. I appreciate the feedback.

-- TTH, UT

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#4 posted 11-04-2011 07:21 PM

Looks nice, functionable too. Well done.

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 09:01 PM

nice work , looks like it is could also be used for books

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#6 posted 11-05-2011 12:30 AM

Very clean. Does cherry MDF darken with age?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 11-05-2011 12:47 AM

Hi Don,

Yes, not as much, but it does darken. When I was working in the cabinet shop the owner’s parents wanted cherry. We used MDF Cherry veneer and within a year it had all was darker.

-- TTH, UT

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#8 posted 11-05-2011 01:51 PM

Nice cabinet and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-05-2011 03:07 PM

Very nice!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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