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Shawn’s Corner Cabinet

Shawn sent me a picture of the corner cabinet he is currently building. This cabinet according to Shawn is his first project, pretty amazing work for a first furniture piece. Shawn, like a lot of us is a weekend woodworker, however he promises to send more photos as he finishes off the cabinet.

Corner Cabinet Plan 014

Here’s what Shawn had to say …..

“It is knotty pine as the face material and rustic hickory as the secondary plywood material.
I am adding doors with glass panels to the top and putting tin punch panels in the bottom doors. So still a few weeks off from completion as I only work on it on the weekends.
And as a complement to your instructions – this is my first piece of furniture I have ever built.”

Thanks Shawn

Feb 15th 2016 Cabinet Update: Shawn has now completed the glass doors on the upper cabinet. He is planning on using punched tin in the lower doors, should look great. Thanks for sharing Shawn.

Shawns Cabinet

Feb 21st Cabinet Update: Shawn has now completed his corner cabinet. As it turns out it was a 20th anniversary present for his wife …… she must be so pleased!

“One heck of a nice job for a first project”

In Shawn’s words:

Here it is all finished!
Thanks for a great design!

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The top doors have “Seeded” glass from my local glass shop
The bottom doors are tin punch hand made by Piercedtin
Piercedtin is an excellent company to work with – very patient with multiple questions and custom design to meet your project needs.
The top and bottom cabinet bodies and shelves are as designed in the plans.
Except the top of the bottom cabinet is solid pine versus using ply as in the plans. I highly recommend purchasing the Sketchup drawing along with the printed plans. It allows you to rotate and get a good understanding of the project in 3D before you start cutting.

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The top doors were designed by me to partially enclose the top of the cabinet versus the open design in the plans.

The bottom doors are modified from the plans to set on the face of the cabinet instead of being flush within the cabinet face.
I used Minwax clear stain and Minwax Polycrylic Satin.
Very pleased with how this project came together and so is the wife as this is her 20th anniversary present!

Corner cabinet based on 3D Plan # 014
It is Knotty Pine as the face wood and Rustic Hickory as the secondary wood.

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If you are interested in building a similar corner cabinet for your bride or groom check out plan #014


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