Corner Cupboard

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Project by PhilliesPA posted 06-20-2013 08:50 AM 1220 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My IT department had recently been outsourced and I always wanted to start a Handyman business and one of the first jobs I was asked to do was build a corner cupboard. I had never built anything this involved but after finding some plans online and studying them I felt confident I could pull it off. I built the whole thing in our dining room, my fiancé was very patient. It’s built from oak plywood and solid oak trim. The customer wanted a dark stain to match her other furniture. When you open the doors on top it has a glass shelf with 1/4” mirror around the back. After I installed it she wanted mirror in the open area as well. She was very happy and I gained more skills to build more projects.

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 11:07 AM

Beautiful cabinet, a job well done…the colour looks great too.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 11:23 AM

Thanks Dave and everyone else for your comments and help. I am looking forward to my next project.

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 11:38 AM

Wow, terrific debut for your new business. Well done, Congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 06-20-2013 11:58 AM

Wow awesome work there this is wonderful im adding it to my favorites :D Thanks for sharing.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 03:02 PM

Beautiful great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 04:53 PM

Thanks a1Jim, I like your shop and it sounds like you have a great team working with you.

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#7 posted 06-20-2013 06:03 PM

Looks really nice. Great start to the new business.

-- Bill

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#8 posted 06-21-2013 12:50 AM

Looks good.

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#9 posted 06-21-2013 01:46 PM

What a shame you had to give up clicking a mouse all day in exchange for a meaningless life of creating beautiful furniture that people will enjoy for decades.

Great corner cabinet.

-- Ron, Montana

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#10 posted 06-21-2013 08:07 PM

Wonderful corner cabinet! Like the design and the dark stain and finish. I’m sure you’ll do great in the new business.

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#11 posted 06-22-2013 12:09 AM

You guys are nuts! thanks for the encouragement.

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