"Antique" Pine Jelly Cabinet

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Project by MadeinMT posted 06-26-2012 09:33 PM 5625 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this “antique” jelly cabinet of #2 pine. Size is approximately 60”H X 18”W X 16”D. Side panels are 3/8” beaded plywood. Punched tin panels were purchased on the internet. I finished the piece by staining dark brown then painting with mustard milk paint. This was my first experience with milk paint and I like the result but it was somewhat difficult to apply. You don’t see any hinges or knob as I’ve yet to find ones I like. Still Googling….

There is a second cabinet taking shape in the background that is finished with barn red latex paint over a very dark oil stain. I apply the paint sparingly and randomly. This allows the dark stain to peek through and makes it look as though the paint finish is very old and fading. Its very easy to do.

I enjoy making “rustic” furniture from #2 pine as the material is inexpensive and most mistakes simply add character.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 06-26-2012 10:57 PM

Nice, I like the look.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 11:03 PM

I really like this cabinet. The dimensions are really attractive to me. Lowly pine, it’s really fun to work with, isn’t it? Thanks for posting this.

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2013 01:47 PM

I have had a mind to build a jelly cabinet like this also. My Dad made one many years ago and one of my sisters got it for her “country home” I’ve made a lot of stuff out of good old #2 pine over the years because it was all I could afford.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 05-04-2013 01:48 PM

This is a wonderful project and very well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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