Canning Cabinet

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 03-06-2013 06:46 PM 4073 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this canning jar cabinet for my niece. Its very heavy and solid so the jars wont sag when loaded. I used Oak boards for the sides and some ashe too. Then for the shelves I used plywood. Every piece is glued and screwed. I think there is about 5# of screws. LOL I think this thing could fall off the back of the ol truck and still be there! For the doors, simple miter’d and biscuits. For the glass, I used plexiglass. You can see through it but not clear. It has some designs in it. Its for ceiling tiles. Worked.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 07:11 PM

Sweet job, amigo. Wouldn’t have an extra plan? Mike

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 07:18 PM

I didnt have a plan Mike. My niece gave me a large and small jar and wanted it to be 48” wide x 48” tall and 12” deep. So I made all of the shelves just 1” to 2” clearance to accept the large jars. That way she could use any of the shelves for either. Now she wants me to make her a 36” wide x 72” tall and 24” deep. I havent done it because I’ve been too busy. But imagine with time she will get one.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 10:56 PM

Nice project for your niece buddy, if your niece has young kids I would make some provision for the taller versio to be secured to the wall. With that much weight in it I would hate to see one of them pull it over on themselves. So envious of all those great fresh vegetables and fruits she put up.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 11:55 PM

The cabinet looks great and then I got to photo with the preserves. Wow! How about you send me one of the jars? Just kidding. You did a nice job.

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 12:40 AM

I like the look of the cabinet, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 02:55 AM

That thing sure enough looks solid…nice one woodshed.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 01:48 PM

Well done, looks great!! Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 07:13 PM

Very nice canning cabinet! we pile the jars into a plastic box and put them in the garage, can’t find anything afterwards and we mix up the dates on the jars, I think I have a new project! Thanks for sharing

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 11:28 PM

This is a beautiful canning cabinet! That last pic wins the prize….ummmmmmmmmm.

Good job and I bet that thing loaded up with cans is HEAVY! LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 03-08-2013 04:34 PM

Looks great and sturdy enough to hold those delicious stuff. Beautiful design and great build.

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