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Project by Tedster posted 08-19-2013 03:03 PM 1979 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not exactly woodworking but I think a few here might enjoy seeing this. I found this old medicine cabinet in my back alley, covered with about 50 coats of paint that looked as if they were applied with a mop. I completely dismantled it, stripped all the paint, put it back together and finished it with wipe-on satin polyurethane. My favorite part is the top, because of the deep saw marks.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who are good at math and those who are not.





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 03:06 PM

Your neighbor just called, he wants his cabinet back!

Very nice work, great job.

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

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 03:19 PM

Looks great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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patron

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 03:20 PM

nice refreshment

looks like a good place
to store hair tonic

i wondered what you have been up to

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 03:30 PM

Very nice save Ted, that is great looking

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 05:52 PM

Great save, Ted. Be proud of that one.
And, yeah, David…just a little dab will do ya. However, in Ted’s case…..

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 06:18 PM

Nice cabinet , Ted, I love recycling wood!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grandpa

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#7 posted 08-19-2013 06:18 PM

Great refurb. I need you here. LOL

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 06:25 PM

Great save Ted…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 08-19-2013 07:27 PM

good job

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Tedster

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#10 posted 08-19-2013 07:27 PM

Smitty, now just who went and called my neighbor??? well, they can’t have it. It’s mine I tell ya! :)

Thanks John… definitely a keeper. Now what to do with it?

Hi David! :) I been refinishing a cabinet.

Thanks Jamie. The second happiest of men are those who have a cabinet like this one :D :D

Gary, I have plenty of hair. It just migrated to my ears and chin, but it’s still there.

Jim, I love the stuff too. Salvaged stuff has my two favorite properties… it’s free and almost impossible to mess it up.

Grandpa, put me in an old barn with a bunch of old stuff and I’d be in heaven.

Jeff, there’s more great saves on the way just as soon as I get the time. See my post in the stumpy forum.

Thanks for the comments, fellers. :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who are good at math and those who are not.

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Tedster

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#11 posted 08-19-2013 07:29 PM

Thanks David. Looks like we were typing at the same time. Hmm…. cosmic connection maybe?

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who are good at math and those who are not.

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#12 posted 08-19-2013 07:34 PM

great save.

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natenaaron

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#13 posted 08-19-2013 07:51 PM

Sure don’t make them like they used too. Very pretty wood.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 08-19-2013 09:27 PM

Now all you need to do is get enough reclaimed/recycled lumber/materials….
and build a whole house around that cabinet!!!

Ted….
Saving the earth, one board at a time!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 08-19-2013 09:36 PM

Isnt it amazing what some people will throw away? Nice save.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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