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Project by doubleDD posted 04-09-2013 03:17 PM 1092 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again more scraps after nearing a completion of a new end table, what to do with them? I got the idea of gluing up scraps for the doors from doing the same for turning projects on a lathe. The old cabinets were bugging me for a while and wanted to give them a facelift but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I had some oak veneer plywood pieces for the face, some clear pine and poplar for the stiles and rails and a few 1 1/4’’ oak boards with a lot of cracks in them for the drawers, and of course lots of scraps and this is how it turned out. Maybe not for a kitchen but I thought for my workshop it was a good idea to express a woodworkers crazy ideas.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 03:37 PM

What a great idea for using scraps.. Nice job….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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gsimon

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 12:29 AM

this is great – why not?
It’s the same concept as patch quilting and other projects
good way to re-purpose and be creative at the same time
good job

-- Greg Simon

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 01:05 PM

Hey thanks guys, maybe I’ll make matching doors for the wall cabinets

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 04:10 PM

Like it. Makes your cabinets interesting not boring. Great thinking.

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 08:47 PM

I love it

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 08:34 PM

Great looking project. I’m in the process of trimming up some unused Maple hardwood flooring for drawer faces on a cabinet.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 10:13 PM

Thanks laketrout. I use hardwood flooring for a lot of different projects. They also make good frames for cabinet doors.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Parsimonia

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 12:28 PM

I’m going to steal this! For the door panels, did you do any type of joint on the ends, or just butt joints? How have they stood up after these past 6 months?

-- More Ideas than Time.

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 10-02-2013 04:48 PM

I used a stile and rail router bits for the corners. They have held up great with even an occasional hard shutting of the doors. As of today there are no signs of any cracks or distortion in the door. They still close evenly. Hope this helps.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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