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Telephone Cabinet

  • January 6, 2017


My inspiration for this project was hearing my wife wish for more storage for things like batteries and phone books. Our existing cabinet was white and about 12" X 12" and about 13 years old. I had some rough oak (4"x4"x12', and 3"x 5" x 12") that I was able to use. The challenge was to mill all the pieces (about 100) and have enough to finish the project. I ended up with one piece 18" long. All the door pieces and back and sides were planed to 1/2" thickness, sanded, beveled on a router table and then edge glued. The entire cabinet is solid oak with the exceptions of the draw and shelf bottoms, which are oak plywood, and the drawer front which is sycamore. It is stained with Minwax Traditional Oak and then hand rubbed with a furniture wax. My wife was delighted to receive it as a Christmas gift and I enjoyed stretching my skills with the doors and drawers.

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