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Project by doubleDD posted 376 days ago 939 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-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 376 days ago

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 375 days ago

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 375 days ago

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

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 374 days ago

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

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#5 posted 374 days ago

I love it

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

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#6 posted 255 days ago

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 254 days ago

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

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Parsimonia

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#8 posted 201 days ago

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 200 days ago

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-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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