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I have made a ton of progress on the cabinet. the side panels and trim are painted, the top is painted and the door pieces are cut. I decided to go with two doors and some sort of barn door … Continue reading
We have several dressers kicking around the workshop in various stages of disrepair. There is an old oak buffet with a secret compartment and very cool drawers that I tuned into a wood storage unit. I have an oak dresser that stands about 42 ” tall that I have plans to turn into a bench with storage. Finally, I have a maple color 5 drawer chest with broken drawers. I didn’t know what to do with it,selling it as a dresser wasn’t an option due to the drawer damage. So I decided to try to convert it into a jelly cabinet. First I took all the drawers out and ripped out the drawer rails and support braces. Then I sanded the top and treated it with denatured alcohol I did the same to the sides. When I was done I installed cleats on the inside and cut a shelf to fit and installed the shelf. Next I cut planks for a floor and installed them. I am going to paint it black and red. I have already taped off the edges on one side and painted the center panel black. I hope to get a second coat on tonight and then paint the other side tomorrow. Once the paint is done I will have to construct a door for the cabinet. I am not sure if I am going to have two doors or one. I was leaning towards two but in order to install two doors I will have to have a center post and that limits access to the shelves when the piece is in use. If I only have one door it will be large and opening it in small spaces may be a problem. Decision decisions. At the moment I am leaning towards doing one door with two small mosaic scrap wood panels framed by more scrap wood. I picked up these weird 9×9 square pieces of wood today. One has a dozen or so spirals burned/carved into it and the other has squiggly lines burned in. There are some nasty surface scratches but I think I could use those as the center for the two mosaic panels I will need for the door. Hopefully I can frame cut and dry fit the door on Monday or Tuesday. I am aiming to bring it into the store this week.