Repurposed Window Cabinet

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Project by 2ol2rac posted 293 days ago 2043 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this 4 pane old style casement latch window from a local barn renovation project. It was going to be thrown out. I turned the window upside down, removed the sill and replaced it with a barn wood top. I extended the jambs then lined the inside of the window in repurposed barn wood and added a barn wood back. The exterior is milk painted and waxed, the interior is wipe on poly. The light source is a magnetic puck light that runs off of 3 AAA batteries. It will have a shelf in the middle, debating glass or wood shelf, leaning towards wood.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 293 days ago

Very nice job!! Any time a peice of wood can be saved from the dump that is a real plus.

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#2 posted 293 days ago

Real nice save. It looks great!


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#3 posted 293 days ago

Now that’s a good idea!!!an a good project..ttttt that would make a great router bit cabinet….make another !!!


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#4 posted 293 days ago

NICE re-purpose of the old window. And if you want that light to show anything put on the bottom shelf, then the middle shelf needs to be glass.

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#5 posted 293 days ago

Another nice save. You did a fantastic job. I don’t know if I could have dreamed that up. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 292 days ago

I would have thrown that sucker out ,and am really surprised what a great job you did with junk.So well done indeed. Alistair

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#7 posted 292 days ago

That is beautiful!!! The light is an awesome touch!

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#8 posted 292 days ago

Very nicely done.

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 292 days ago

Very cool design and a nice save! Nice photography too.

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#10 posted 292 days ago

Quite impressive. I agree with joein10asee in that if you will likely want to have the bottom part lit up as well, to keep the balance, so you’ll need glass. I have replace the wood shelves on several of my cupboards which have a light on the top, so as to have the entire cupboard lit.

-- jroot

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#11 posted 292 days ago

Nice job.

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Marty Smoley

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#12 posted 292 days ago

I love repurposed things. Beautiful job.

-- Marty,

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#13 posted 292 days ago

Very cool idea and nice work!

-- Shack

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