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DonnyBahama

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03-16-2014 07:40 PM

I saw this at a local Antique Mall and kind of fell in love with it. The asking price is exorbitant, IMHO, but it really is pretty awesome and some day, I hope to build something similar. The first pic is kind of dark and doesn’t really do it justice, but it’s octagonal and spins, lazy susan style.

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Jacquelyn Smith

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 07:59 PM

How long do you imagine it would take for you to build a replica? Engraved drawer faces and all? Add shop space cost, finish and supplies.

Very cool unique cabinet. IMHO well priced. Unless it isn’t in good shape? Great find. I look forward to seeing your version of it someday.

Thanks for sharing!

Jacquelyn

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 08:00 PM

I can see why, that is a beautiful old cabinet.

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DonnyBahama

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 08:17 PM

Interesting perspective, Jacquelyn. I always undervalue my time. (In fact, I never factor it in at all.) I definitely would not engrave the drawer fronts. Much more functional, I think, to use those little metal frames where you just write on a card (or print them on a computer to make them look nice) and insert it into the metal frame. Granted, that would detract from the vintage look, but that’s not the main appeal (it’s the functionality) to me anyway.

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 08:24 PM

An unusual and nice design really nice. The drawers are quite basic in construction without dovetails etc as I see it it is just but jointed for quick production.Therefore I would think that I t does not look American or Western in design what do you think? Alistair

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 08:29 PM

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tomd

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 08:29 PM

The table top model.

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DonnyBahama

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 10:06 PM

VERY cool, TravisH! Thanks for that!

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 01:16 AM

Hey Donny, Glad yer back!

That is a really cool design but I would probably require plans to try to duplicate it.

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hotbyte

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#9 posted 03-17-2014 01:22 AM

Wife’s sister has one she bought out of an old hardware store that was in business here for years. I remember my dad buying items out of it when I was a kid. No idea what she paid for it.

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hotbyte

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#10 posted 03-17-2014 01:23 AM

Just noticed that one is sitting in a chair or something. Her’s is a bigger floor model.

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