"Apothecary" Cabinet

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Project by hoss12992 posted 257 days ago 1422 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine’s Halloween crazy wife wanted me to build her a “Apothecary” cabinet for her Halloween decor. The first pic is what she said she wanted, but out of old narly barn wood. Well as I have pretty much RESIDED my barn, because of past projects, I kinda had to come up with something else. So I hit my old white oak board pile that I have weathering outside. Because of routing to ogee profile on some edges, and some planing and such, there is some color contrasting going on. Anywho, I decided to try some advice that I got from Mantwi about fuming. I thought this would be the perfect test piece for it. The object: To make it look really old and weathered like a 50 year old barn siding. We built it out of white oak, and glued and screwed together. There is a name plate that goes on the top that that the lady who its for, will paint to her liking. She did not want a door on it. The cabinet is now inside a big garbage bag with a big bowl of Ammonia and sealed up air tight. Because of using a lower concentrate ammonia, we will let it fume for about a month, then take it out of the bag, and lay it flat in full sun/rain till early summer, and it should have that 50 yr old petina that we are looking for. The customer was absolutely thrilled with it and I ended up with a huge pan of Mexican Lasagna out of the deal, and my buddy is in good standings with his wife. LOL

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 257 days ago

Very well done.

-- 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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#2 posted 257 days ago

looks great buddy…... looks just like the original.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#3 posted 257 days ago

Thats pretty danged cool Hoss….I like the barnwood version better. Did Jason model for the wee little skull…oh wait, you didnt make that. Never mind…lol Nice job helping out the buddies wife.

-- 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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#4 posted 257 days ago

Hoss, that came out really nice. I like the fumed oak and the weathered look it creates. spooky…

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#5 posted 257 days ago

I like it, pretty cool looking build.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#6 posted 257 days ago

Looks like a winner. It turned out nice. Sure has a wicked look.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 257 days ago

Nice work Hoss.
I’ll work for lasagna! :)

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#8 posted 257 days ago

Good work Hoss, interesting ageing process, will have to try that…

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#9 posted 257 days ago

Good stuff Hoss, any way you can share pictures of the fuming process? I’ve heard others talk about it, but I’ve never seen it before.

Also- I love seeing all the stuff you got in the background of these pictures. the street signs, grass seed, antlers…. it really gives it the feel of a well-rounded shop!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 257 days ago

Hoss that looks great
You find similar in Africa. :)


-- 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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#11 posted 257 days ago

Thank yall for all the kind comments

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 256 days ago

You done well making friends happy with this and I want to see some follow up Pics next summer ,it sound like a interesting procedure .

-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 256 days ago

Sure will and thanks

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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