A Rustic Corner Cupboard

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Project by Don W posted 12-27-2012 03:35 PM 1396 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife decided what she wanted to do with an oak door we bought some time ago at a flea market. She wanted a rustic corner cupboard to hold some crocks.

The side trim is a few pieces of hand hewn beam I resawed a while ago. Basically I was just playing with the saw mill at the time.

No finish, it’s left as found.

The build blog can be found here.

Thanks for looking.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 03:47 PM

Don, I really like this cupboard
It looks just right, like a relic from the past
Fantastic combination. It would need to be a one off
It would be difficult, nae impossible to replicate
A nice old plane in with the bowls? LoL

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 03:53 PM

It certainly looks like it belongs there. If I didn’t know it was new I’d be unable to discern otherwise.

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 03:56 PM

Looks to be 200 years old ,you have built in age in this piece .

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 04:05 PM

I am starting to really like the rustic/reclaimed stuff. Well done.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Don W

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 04:07 PM

yea, it took me a while to Dan. I’m starting to come around.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 04:11 PM

When working with reclaimed wood is it hard to plan/design so that fresh cut surfaces are not showing? I’ve never used old wood like that.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Don W

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 04:17 PM

It may take a little extra thought Scott, and i was hoping to try Smitty’s potato trick, but I wound up not needing it. You’ll find a lot of vintage wood doesn’t mill out as clear as you think it would and blending it isn’t a big deal.

Its like hiding a mistake, you just find a way. Luckily (or unluckily depending on how you see it) I’ve had lots of practice hiding mistakes.

Thanks for the comments everyone. They are much appreciated.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 12-27-2012 04:37 PM

great project! really like the finish. showed the wife and she of course wants one!

-- John - Central PA -

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Don W

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#9 posted 12-27-2012 04:38 PM

JC, believe it or not, the finish was the easy part :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 12-27-2012 04:49 PM

That turned out great Don.Well done.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#11 posted 12-27-2012 05:16 PM

thats a really cool old door, and you did a great job of showing it, nice corner unite

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 12-27-2012 06:00 PM

You seem to have this look mastered. Well done Don.

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#13 posted 12-27-2012 09:07 PM

Looks good don. I like corner cabinets, saves you from making a side and you only have to worry about the front.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#14 posted 12-27-2012 09:25 PM

Nice looking cabinet, authentic aged look. Great build.

-- "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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#15 posted 12-28-2012 01:05 PM

You’ve captured the look and feel – great piece.

-- Lead By Example; Make a Difference

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