Built-in Cabinets

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Project by Ted posted 05-10-2012 07:10 AM 1872 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is back when I had real tools. I set up shop right there in the basement den, and built away. It’s constructed of poplar and maple, primed and finished with 3 coats of satin enamel. There are 3 low voltage lights in the lighted cabinet. I removed a 1950’s wet bar in front of where the cabinet is. I also stripped and refinished the mahogany paneling, which was quite a project in itself. This job was a couple of years ago. Pardon the bad photos.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 07:45 AM

nice job it looks great Ted. Looks like it was a fun project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 02:56 PM

I like it! Except for the handles?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 04:08 AM

Hi Ted, this looks good, IMHO I think you did an unjustice by painting it, Maple is such a nice strong good looking wood, and Poplar gets a bad rap, I think its a great build. Don’t take it personally, I’m just a hardcore wood guy, plus my wife says I’m an idiot :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 09:17 PM

Very nice cabinets!!

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 02:46 PM

Nice built-ins.

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