Tea, Sugar'n Spice Bandsaw Cabinet, A first of it's kind.

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Pictured: After extensive search I think I can safely say that this is once again a one of a kind in the Tea, Sugar and Spice kitchen cabinet category for bandsaw box building, Here I created a Tea, Sugar’n Spice cabinet (bandsaw box / cabinet), I used Alder for the core and also for the cutting board style back then wrapped it with Red Oak to hide the exposed edges where the alder had to be laminated together.

Build: The core is a make up of two sets of four – 4 1/4” wide x 13 1/4” long cut alder then edge glued together, wrapped in red oak cut to length to also create an extra storage area on top a tray area for more extra storage such as bottled spices that aren’t in the raw form with a 1” x 8 1/2” cut piece of red oak to create the center wall on top thus creating the tray, I optioned finger pulls instead of knobs. I really enjoyed building this project had great fun. Measurements are 19” High x 11” Wide x 4 1/2” Deep, top tray area is 1” x 8 1/2” x 3 1/2” top two drawers are 3” x 3” square x 2” deep 4 middle drawers are 3” x 3” square x 2 3/4” Deep and the bottom drawer is 7 1/2” Long x 3” Wide x 2 3/4” Deep finished with one coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe on poly and a final wipe down with paste wax.

Scope: I optioned for this style of cabinet opposed to a box as I wanted to create an elegant contemporary or Traditional appeal depending on how you look at it kitchen storage for Tea, spices and sugar with massive storage more then what a box could offer with out taking up much real estate on the counter top that a box would, also with the correct height to fit under the upper cabinets and also with the option to hang on the wall.

thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 479 days ago

That’s so cool. Once again you have raised the bar.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 479 days ago

Definitely a one-of-a-kind and very awesome box Randy. there are no limits to what a bit of imagination and time can create.
What type of bandsaw and blade size/length do you use?

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#3 posted 479 days ago

Nice design, well done

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#4 posted 479 days ago

Thanks Monte, Greg and Deon

Greg, I use a 105” 3/16th” 14 tpi with a carter stabilizer. The saw is a 14” GO555P with a riser.

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#5 posted 479 days ago

Cool design great job.

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#6 posted 479 days ago

Well done great looing project!!!!1

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#7 posted 479 days ago

Great design from all angles
It would be great in the office as well
or a few dozen in the shop :)

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Donna Menke

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#8 posted 479 days ago

You have outdone yourself this time, Blackie. I think this is an excellent design and the execution seems flawless. (And you know how critical I am about band saw boxes!) I would not be able to use it in the kitchen since we have to keep almost everything in the freezer to keep the bugs from infesting almost everything. I am sure though, as Jamie said- it would have applications in the office or shop.
Good going, Grasshopper.

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#9 posted 479 days ago

Looks like you are challenging yourself…thinking outside of your boxes???? Nice piece

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#10 posted 478 days ago

Looks great !

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 478 days ago

Very nice one. Randy!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

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#12 posted 478 days ago

Very innovative, unique and nicely done!

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#13 posted 478 days ago

Great design and beautiful execution (as usual). The wall hanging option is a nice feature.

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#14 posted 478 days ago

Very cool! The finger pulls add a nice touch.

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#15 posted 478 days ago

Well done!! Very creative, like the design great job.

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