Sister's birthday present

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Project by bobby posted 04-30-2013 09:32 AM 926 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at building an antique style cabinet. My sister wanted a place to store her cake decorating supplies, and she wanted a shabby chic style cabinet. I used cabinet plywood on the back and sides, and old poplar barn boards for the face frames. I used 3 coats of milk paint, the last being thinned about 50% and sponged on for a worn look, followed by a coat of poly for durability and easy cleaning. She liked it, and that’s the main thing!

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 10:12 AM

very nice job looks great

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 10:19 AM

She should like it. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 10:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 11:41 AM

Very nice build, great looking antique. I like the drawer in the middle, nice design.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 12:05 PM

Looks good bobby…welcome to LJs


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#6 posted 04-30-2013 12:07 PM

This is really a nice cabinet. Well done.

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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#7 posted 04-30-2013 01:20 PM

nice job

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#8 posted 04-30-2013 02:23 PM

Great build sir….like the look

-- 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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#9 posted 04-30-2013 02:29 PM

Nice job on the cabinet, looks really good.

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#10 posted 05-01-2013 03:39 AM

You did a great job of giving it the distressed look. I never would have guessed it was new. The bright brass hardware kind of seems out of place against that great finish.

-- Robb

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#11 posted 05-01-2013 11:17 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. Robb, you are right about the hinges, I just grabbed a set but thought they kind of looked too new as well. I learn something new on every piece I build.

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#12 posted 05-02-2013 04:29 PM

Love the antique look and effective design. You just created a gorgeous family heirloom.

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