First Cabinet

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Project by PatBrownfield posted 05-17-2012 11:17 PM 1358 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cabinet! It was quite challenging and very much a learning experience. After a lot of do and re-do, I finally finished it. I used paduk for the top and birch plywood for the case with popal. It has a spice rack on one side with 4 shelves and 2 pull out shelfs and a pull out drawer.

The paduk was a lot more dense than I thought and sanding was quite messy! I put 6 coats of clear wet sanding in between. It still needs a couple more coats but it’s really quit a beautiful piece of wood.

Thanks for looking
Pat and Judy

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 12:16 AM

I can’t quite figure out your drawer handle but my oh my what a slick top. A real fine first build.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 12:32 AM

nice. love the glossy top.

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 01:52 AM

Great Job; really looks nice

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 12:41 PM

Hey thats a great start..those redos will sure help u learn….still happens to me toooo….


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#5 posted 05-19-2012 12:13 AM

Very pretty, congrats on your first cabinet.

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 04:00 AM

Keep at it.
Cabinets are a lot harder than people think. In reality they are just a box. When you add a drawer, its a box in a box. But getting it build perfectly square (or close to it) are the hardest parts.
Having the right jigs, the right tools and most importantly, a saw with a perfecty aligned fence and miter slots are key.
Nice job.

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#7 posted 05-23-2012 07:58 AM

Well done, look real nice.

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

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#8 posted 10-28-2012 12:26 AM

Great job. I love the pull out spice rack.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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