small cabinet/sideboard

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Project by FredIV posted 12-12-2011 09:33 PM 1510 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here’s a nice little project. it’s a small floor cabinet/sideboard made of pine. my neighbor finished it for me using her antiquing method. she’s got skills. the faceframe is constructed of 1×2 with halflap joints. the doors are t&g with nice decorative trim that i had laying around the shop. the shelf, top, and bottom shelf are all dado and rabbets with custom molding at those joints. the back is a birch ply which is also rabbetted for a nice snug fit.

initially, i made this piece as an experiment or test in order to gain some exposure with; the notion that someone might commission me for other projects. in addition, i would love to try and sell this but have NO clue as to how much to charge for this. any thoughts and/or comments would be extremely welcomed.

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 09:34 PM

Love it. The hardware is spot on. The finish remarkable.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 11:56 PM

That’s gorgeous!

Sorry, I have no idea on a suggested price. But what happens when you put a 10% adder on material costs and price labor at $25/hr? It’s a start point for a reasonable return, anyway. Will the market bear? Your call.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 01:56 AM

That’s a nice looking job, love the distressed finish. How would you fare pricewise if you pitched it at the same cost as something similar at ?

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 04:04 AM

That really came out great, good looking finish too.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 08:11 PM

Was that piece pickled, perhaps? Watered paint wiped off before it really set up?

Looks good whatever the finish is called!

And have you looked on to see if there are perhaps any similar pieces for sale there? That might give you a starting idea for a price.

-- Chuck Murphy

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 08:47 PM

Chuck – We painted with a water base linen white, then rubbed english chestnut oil based stain, then rubbed off to aquire the desired look. thanks!

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