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Storage Cabinet


mharlicker
mharlicker
mharlicker
mharlicker

My husband asked me if I could build him a cabinet or two to place along side his desk so he could store his "clutter" out of view as well as have places for some of the computers he works on from time to time. I was inspired by the Shanty 2 Chic team's coffee cabinet. I made some modifications to fit our space and set to work. I did have a couple of measurement mistakes but I was able to hide them at the back of the cabinet and to look at it now, you wouldn't know it unless I pointed it out. I originally thought I'd stain the projects but realized that I chose a plywood that was a different wood than the pine boards used throughout the rest of the project. I just couldn't find a stain that looked good on both types of wood so I ended up painting the plywood. I then decided to leave the pine natural with just a polyurethane finish to seal it. I love how it turned out and have received many compliments on how great they look. My husband loves how functional they are and is coming up with many more items for me to build! I learned that sometimes a project can take on a life of its own and while it may not turn out the way it was intended, it can turn out better! Choosing the best lumber is something I will strive for as I begin new projects!

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Storage Cabinet

by mharlicker
Apr 13, 2015

My husband asked me if I could build him a cabinet or two to place along side his desk so he could store his "clutter" out of view as well as have places for some of the computers he works on from time to time. I was inspired by the Shanty 2 Chic team's coffee cabinet. I made some modifications to fit our space and set to work. I did have a couple of measurement mistakes but I was able to hide them at the back of the cabinet and to look at it now, you wouldn't know it unless I pointed it out. I originally thought I'd stain the projects but realized that I chose a plywood that was a different wood than the pine boards used throughout the rest of the project. I just couldn't find a stain that looked good on both types of wood so I ended up painting the plywood. I then decided to leave the pine natural with just a polyurethane finish to seal it. I love how it turned out and have received many compliments on how great they look. My husband loves how functional they are and is coming up with many more items for me to build! I learned that sometimes a project can take on a life of its own and while it may not turn out the way it was intended, it can turn out better! Choosing the best lumber is something I will strive for as I begin new projects!