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Project by PatBrownfield posted 797 days ago 1200 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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vipond33

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#1 posted 797 days ago

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

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

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Sirgreggins

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#2 posted 797 days ago

nice. love the glossy top.

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JR_Dog

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#3 posted 797 days ago

Great Job; really looks nice

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kizerpea

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#4 posted 797 days ago

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

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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deborelli

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#5 posted 796 days ago

Very pretty, congrats on your first cabinet.

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sawdust55109

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#6 posted 795 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#7 posted 792 days ago

Well done, look real nice.

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

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cnarf

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#8 posted 634 days ago

Great job. I love the pull out spice rack.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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