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Beautiful Cabinet From 2x4s

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Project by JSB posted 356 days ago 3514 views 6 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think a lot of beginning woodworkers get the impression that you need high quality wood to make beautiful furniture. It doesn’t help that most people will tell you that pine 2×4s are junk and don’t work with them. I disagree. I decide to make this cabinet out of nothing but 2×4s and some scrap 1/4” luan for the door and side panels. If you watched the SketchUp design video previously you will notice some changes. Here is the sketchup video followed by the build video. Have a great weekend folks!

“Often times we lack not the ability but the patience to use our ability.”

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-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 356 days ago

I think you have proved that pine and such can be turned into beautiful projects.
The fit & finish of your cabinet is top rate and the addition of the horse theme makes it even better.
I used old crate wood in 98% of my projects and don’t think twice about it.
I really like your work.
(and I wish I was half as good at Sketch up as you.)

-- Having fun...Eric

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 356 days ago

Very cool sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 356 days ago

Very nice.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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pinebox

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#4 posted 356 days ago

I agree absolutely. Pine is like any other wood. You can find pieces with really nice grain if you look for them.

Beautiful cabinet!

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 356 days ago

Very nice. I’ve always known you can make very nice things from wood that you didn’t pay a lot for. My dad did it the whole time I was growing up.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#6 posted 356 days ago

Nice job and use of available materials—craftsmanship is not defined by the materials used, but rather the result achieved, IMHO.

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

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dbhost

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#7 posted 356 days ago

Nice cabinet, and a point I have been making for years… Pine does pose challenges, but can be very rewarding to work with. Especially if you are on a budget…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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DKV

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#8 posted 356 days ago

It is about the worker not the wood. Nice job.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#9 posted 356 days ago

Great example of what a real craftsman can do!

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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Northwest29

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#10 posted 356 days ago

Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#11 posted 356 days ago

Stellar job on the cabinet…..Beautiful job…..I like it…...Just goes to show you that all 2×4’s are created equal….....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Oldtool

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#12 posted 356 days ago

Very nice, impressive indeed. I like the half-lap joints, add a nice touch to the cabinet. The use of 2X4s works for me, I am just finishing a mud room bench from the same materials. You Did a great job here with the pine.

-- "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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david38

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#13 posted 356 days ago

great work

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JoeinGa

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#14 posted 356 days ago

PSSST! Dont look now, but there’s a horse peekin’ in at you thru your window!

I SAID DONT LOOK NOW! :-)

Neat cabinet!

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

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#15 posted 356 days ago

Excellent!

Three cheers for excellent workmanship… And for pine!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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