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Project by WoodGal posted 03-18-2014 02:56 PM 1031 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build a somewhat rustic lateral file cabinet using some old corn crib boards from a central Iowa farm. I used knotty pine plywood for the main carcass of the cabinet and used the corn crib boards for the front. I knew going into the project that it would be quite a challenge for me to blend the color of the lily white plywood with the aged barn boards. I used a combination of General Finishes Amber dye and their Enduro Poly. I found that when I tinted the Enduro Poly I was able to achieve the color I needed by layering several coats until the 2 wood types matched.

-- What goes around, comes around.





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#1 posted 03-18-2014 03:19 PM

That is gorgeous! You did an amazing job!

-- Janice

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 03:26 PM

Beautiful job. Love the warm tone of the piece, and proportions are right on. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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mrjinx007

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 06:42 PM

Looks great. Where did you get the hardware. I plan to make one of these but can’t figure out how to stabilize it as it will be on casters. Any suggestions?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 09:34 PM

Great Job !

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WoodGal

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#5 posted 03-18-2014 09:38 PM

My client actually chose the hardware which I found at one of the big box stores. Actually mrjinx007 this cabinet is on casters but you can’t see them because of the grass in this pic. She wanted a furniture feel to this cabby so that’s why I added the base board to it. There’s a 2×2 support board attached to the underside of the cabinet which allowed me to nail the base board on to. Hope that helps ya!

-- What goes around, comes around.

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 10:31 PM

This is fantabulous! I agree. The colors, wood, proportions, all that stuff is great.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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mrjinx007

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#7 posted 03-19-2014 12:15 PM

Thanks woodGal. So no worries about it tipping over when the drawer is fully open?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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WoodGal

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 12:41 PM

I’ve not found that to be a problem mrjink007….at least my client has not called me about such an issue. The back on this cabinet is made of 3/4 plywood mainly because she thought she might like to add a small flip-up table in the future so I needed something beefy. That added some hefty weight to the back side.

-- What goes around, comes around.

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#9 posted 03-19-2014 01:25 PM

Very nice piece and excellent job in matching colors with your staining technique.

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

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#10 posted 03-19-2014 01:39 PM

It’s very nice and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 03-19-2014 03:40 PM

I love the look and feel of this project. Great work!

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#12 posted 03-21-2014 07:04 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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mrjinx007

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#13 posted 03-23-2014 04:51 PM

Thank you woodGal.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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