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#1 Gtractor ONLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 01:37 AM

Santa brought the MRS. another cabinet to display some of her crock bowls and other antique knick knacks.  We'd been looking for quite some time for a cabinet that fit this spot in the kitchen.  The space was 27 and 1/2" wide and most everything we found was 30 or 36 inches.  Found this one and it was 26 and 1/2 inches wide.  Also it needed to be shallow, only about a foot deep.  I don't like stubbing my toes on any of my many trips to the bathrom in the dark when I'm noty totally awake.  This ones 13 inches deep so close enough.   

Someone had worked this thing over and given it that distressed look thats "in" now. 

I don't like the distressed look for household furnishings.  On old pickups or tractors its fine. 

 

So here it is at the start on Dec. 26th.  I had it in the shop and was yanking the veneer off the front when I decided I should have a before pic.  Put it on the 2 wheeler and rolled-er out in the sunshine for a pic.

You'll notice the thick base plate in the before pic.  Not sure it was original to the piece but it sure didn't look right as a base plate.  I thought it looked more like a header for the top.  You'll also notice the varnished used broken up 5/8" plywood someone put on the back with a rounded top to attempt to give it a finished look. That part was particularly awful.

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First order was to remove the plywood back so I could flip the cabinet over.  Next was to knock the center out of the door.  This was to be for display so had to open-er up.  The MRS. wanted chicken wire in the door.  I wondered where I'd get chicken wire in this day and age.

The MRS got online and found that Lowes carries small mounts of chicken wire.  Next trip to town we hit Lowes and for $12 and some change I had enough wire to do this and a few more of these projects. Also bought a super thin sheet of plywood that had a fine finish on both sides.  Just over $15 with tax and it had a new back.  Already had the sandpaper, paint, stain and polyurethane from previous projects.

Then it was basically strip and stain.   Painted the inside bright white so its easy to see inside.  May put light[s] in there someday but with the white paint its not really needed. 

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And here it is installed in the house and loaded with  ....  her crap. 

No complaints here.  She don't complain about my tractors.

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MRS. is happy so I'm happy!!


Edited by Gtractor, January 04, 2016 - 01:38 AM.

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 02:01 AM

Very nice. :thumbs:


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 05:00 AM

   Happy wife happy life!!  Very nice job, I like to see old furniture repurposed.  good idea with the chicken wire to.  I am NOT going to show this to my wife!!!!!  I have enough crap to do.

                                             Pete


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 05:02 AM

Very nice display cabinet.


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 05:15 AM

You did well, Kris! Cabinet looks great!


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 05:30 AM

That looks great!  Love the chicken wire idea.


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:25 AM

Lookin' good!!!   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:52 AM

Very nice. The fad of distressing wood was "in" in the early and mid 70s too. I don't like to damage things so I just waited for the fad to pass. Funny how bad ideas come back about once per generation. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 08:43 AM

Awesome!


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 08:43 AM

Looks really good and matches the trim work in the house! 


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 08:54 AM

Looks great you did a heck of a good job.  When do you hang out the shingle?


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 09:09 AM

Nice job!


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Looks great you did a heck of a good job.  When do you hang out the shingle?

Although I enjoy this work - not gonna happen.

Speaking of hanging a shingle....

I've had two people ask me to hang out my shingle for small engine repair lately since the shop in town closed its doors.


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Very, very nice!!!



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Posted January 05, 2016 - 07:59 AM

Nice! It would look better with GT collectibles in it.




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