Embroidery Thread Cabinet

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Project by ldl posted 11-21-2012 06:22 PM 27779 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet for my wife’s embroidery thread. It holds somewhere around 475 spools. It is 32” x 36” x 9”. I cut 2 1/4×3/4 boards on a 12.5 deg angle and drilled for the pegs to hold the thread spools. These slats were glued and braded to the frame in both cabinet body and doors. This puts the spools on a 12 1/2 deg angle so they don’t fall off when the door is shut. I don’t know if you can see it but there is a fixed tray in the bottom of the left door for bobbins and needles. Needless to say I got a few brownie points for this project. I hung it with a french cleat. I used magnets for door latches. Handles are homemade.

It is made from oak and hardwood dowels and will be finished with water based polyurethane.

This is my first project completely of hardwood. I like the way it werks.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 08:28 PM

That is one nice looking cabinet—well done! Nothing like a project you can enjoy doing and that promotes domestic tranquility at the same time.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 09:05 PM

Really nice, you should be getting major points for drilling all of those holes.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 09:46 PM

I will not be letting my wife see this ! Nice job.

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 10:18 PM

Nice job!! I made one very similar to this about a year ago, but put in 8 rows of shelves. I like your’s better.

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 10:57 PM

IMPRESSIVE! Congratulations on a great project! WOW WOW WOOOOW!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 11:28 PM

Thanks for the comments. Like I said the wife was well pleased.

Boring holes did get boring. Haaa Haaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 12:12 AM

Super cool what a lot of work.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#8 posted 11-23-2012 03:50 PM

Thanks for sharing this. I will keep this in mind when I need some brownie points.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 12:45 PM

The proportions are easy on the eyes. Looks great. The door handles are a good match for the project.

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 02:03 PM

Dewayne, this looks like it will work just right, Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 01:33 AM

Thanks guys. I was a labor of love.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#12 posted 01-04-2014 05:06 PM

What would you charge to make me one & ship it to ohio? I really really need it.. I have 2 10 machine and have thread scattered all over :)

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#13 posted 01-07-2014 02:46 AM

Kathie I am in the middle of finishing my shop right now and it would be a few months before I could even think about it.

It is very labor intensive as each hole has to be drilled separate. I made this one from oak which also is expensive.
If you can’t get it done locally PM me in a couple of months and we will discuss it further.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#14 posted 01-25-2014 08:48 PM

Would you be willing to provide step by step instructions for the thread cabinet? I am new to woodworking and no where near the knowledge that is needed for this, but I figure someday. Thanks.

-- Liz, Tonawanda

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#15 posted 03-17-2018 03:51 PM

How can I get a rough plan for project 74461?

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