apothecary media cabinet

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Project by povertyridge posted 564 days ago 1607 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my creation based on the model sold at pottery barn. My fiancé wanted one and suggest that I make one as a project, so I did. I have about 12 hours and $350 into the project. (the knobs she picked out were $5 each!) Happy wife, happy life, am I right?! In all it saved me about $700 from the retail price and is built and looks A LOT better. Plus It gave me a reason to spend a little extra time in the shop which has never hurt anyone. Thanks for looking!

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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#1 posted 564 days ago

Beautiful piece, happy wife and more shop time. It’s all good.

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-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 564 days ago

very attractive… she’ll be hitting you up for more projects… which will create the need for more tools.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 564 days ago

nice looking

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#4 posted 563 days ago

That is really nice work!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#5 posted 563 days ago

Thank you all for checking it out! I will be adding pictures of the process soon and have plans if anyone is interested.

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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#6 posted 563 days ago

Beautiful piece. I was thinking of something along those lines myself. Hope mine turns out as nice.

-- Tommy,

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#7 posted 563 days ago

Nice job, what did you use for stain and paint??

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#8 posted 563 days ago

The case is maple plywood and the top is poplar (I know it’s soft but just used what I had). Michagander, I used General Finishes brand stain. The case is espresso and the top is black cherry.

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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#9 posted 563 days ago

A really nice cabinet. Well done. Give them what they want. All about balance.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 562 days ago

Love the look, and way better than the store bought ones. Great job!

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#11 posted 562 days ago

Very unusual and well done. Congratulations.

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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