Storage (cabinets, chests, boxes, dressers)


TV Stand

By Mike Poorman at Woodshop Mike in Jasper, GA.

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This TV stand was designed by my wife and I to accommodate our modern electronics but have a traditional furniture style.  The unit has a removable center panel in the top to allow for easy cord management, along with soft close draw glides, and hand turned feet.  This unit was finished with walnut and jacobean stains along with two coats of polycrylic.

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The Happy Cat

By M13WoodWorks

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This bandsaw box uses Sapele, Baltic Birch Ply, and a Curly Maple pull. This is a custom design with hours of detailed sculpting using rasps, scrapers, and sandpaper.Thef finish used is boiled linseed oil and 2 coats of spray lacquer.

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Rekkid Cabby & 45 Cabby

By Ryan Zimmerman in Erie, PA.

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The furniture I create features varying irregular, geometric shapes that are the result of combining angular and rectilinear elements. With that in mind, I am interested in creating modular 'furniture systems'. I see these two cabinets a unit. The one is a vinyl record cabinet featuring three irregular drawers. The other is intended to house 45's or 7" records in it's drawer. When brought together they fit together seamlessly, however I much rather prefer the negative space they create. They are both constructed with the same combination of figured cherry and black walnut.

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Federal Inspired Cellarette

By Nicholas J.V. Vanaria in Romeoville, IL.

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Built from Sapele Mahogany and inlaid with Maple and Walnut, this cellarette/bottle case was inspired by a Queen Anne version seen at Winterthur Museum.  I kept the proportions of the case, but changed it to Federal style instead.  All of the inlay was done from scratch with sand shading on the fans and homemade bandings and stringing

The finsh was a coat of Seal-A-Cell followed up by multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal, sanded between coats, then polished, and finished off with a wax.

 

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White oak map chest

By John Avolio in Canonsburg, PA.

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Multi drawer map chest / apothecary chest made from white oak hardwood. Finish was antique walnut gel stain. Designed and built in my workshop for my home office and stores all office supplies and design blueprints. Love the function it provides and hoping to use the style in future designs. 

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Pipe Box

By Nicholas J.V. Vanaria in Romeoville, IL.

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c.1785 Pipe boxe made from plans from Federal funiture master Rob Milliard.

This box was made from Maple and built using the help of both my young son and daughter.

It was painted using Lamp Black milk paint as an undercoat, and then topped with Brick Red milk paint.

Then, it was sanded through to give it that distressed look.  In some places, I sanded all the way down to the wood, intentionally, to expose the fresh wood.  Then, I applied a coat of Cinnamon dye stain over it to give that fresh wood an aged look underneath it all.

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Mahogany Display Case

By Warren Snow at Snow Woodworks in Marshall, VA.

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The Mahogany Display Case was made for a family who wanted a place to display collected heirlooms.  This is a very large built-in case measuring 5' wide by 7 1/2' tall.  It is made from African mahogany, stained to match the other mahogany furnishings in the room.  

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Map Cabinet

By wildsidewoodworking at Wildside Woodworking

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I knew this special project needed a special finish.  So I went to my favorite...General Finishes.  After applying a dye basecoat and sealer I used Georgian Cherry gel stain followed by four coats of satin Arm-R-Seal.  I was very happy with how it turned out.  

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Pie Safe

By Furniture Art Studio in Toledo, OH.

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The idea behind this piece was to recreate a primitive pie safe that reminded me of my vacations as a child in the Smokey Mountains. It was created using all scrap clear pine with basic woodworking tools. It's constructed entirely with mortise and tenon and dowel pin joinery. There's a secret stash compartment hidden under the top piece that is accessible when removing the drawer. Gotta hide your valuables! 

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Oak Ice Box Wine Cabinet

By Greg Lankston, Owner at Wood Magicians in Danville, IN.

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I built this wine cabinet from solid red oak.  I wanted to make it unique and a one of a kind piece.  So to make it really stand out, I custom made the trim and shaping of many pieces.  Then to really add the wow factor I added a custom designed carved toe kick of grape vines and doors with grape clusters.  And to top it off I made a set of custom matched wine glasses with matching grapes laser etched onto them for a totally matched set.  To make it a final perfect apperance I turned to General Finishes as I do on every project.

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Jewellery box

By Ian Davenport at Davenport's Handmade in Leeds, GB

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Handmade jewellery box. The oak was cut and planed to size then router used to create recess for lid and base. The pieces were then all glued together and then sanded up to 300 grit. Then sanding sealer applied then sanded up to 1200 grit then two coats of natural beeswax applied with a light sanding between coats. 

Vintage Storage Box

By Renewal by T.H in Oswego, IL.

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This vintage storage box is made using pine boards. The top is a plywood board covered with foam and a neutral cotton fabric. The sides were assembled by gluing boards together and then cutting to size.  The 10 degree angle cut gives it a dramatic effect.  The edges were framed with an "L" shape molding and nailed into place. To ensure the top did not come off when used as a seat, we added a frame to the underside of the top.

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Bedroom Set

By Bulldogwoodworks

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My entry is a full size dresser and two matching night stands. I used General Finishes Mahogany Brown gel stain and Gel top coat on all of the project. I love the products, there always my go to.

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barn door console

By peted888, owner/operator at dettorre furniture

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barn door console with adjustable shelving in each section

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Plant Pedestals Prove Worth

By Laura in COLLEYVILLE, TX.

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I have always wanted plant pedestals for my front porch. With a grarage full of extra wood I set out to make them. After building these stands it only need to be painted. I sprayed these with GF Black Milk Paint. I liked the flat black color so no top coat was used. Despite rain and water from the draining pots Milk Paint alone has endured and maintaine a great finish. 

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Reclaimed Barn Wood Coffee Table

By Ball Design and Build, Owner

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A thorough cleaning with a wire brush had this project ready for General Finishes HP Topcoat!  A combination of wiping and brushing on of the topcoat gave this piecd a clean, finished look while maintaining the character of the old barn wood!

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Living Room Transformation Built in Bookcase Fireplace Surround

By Laura in COLLEYVILLE, TX.

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My sister had just bought a new house and really need help with her living room with lacked personality. One lonely fireplace with tile around it. With no professional background in wood working (I did not even own a table saw for this project), added a fireplace surround complete with stacked stone and a very large built in Media Bookcase. This bookcase was over 100" tall after it was complete. I built in three separate sections which enable me to spray most of it with Snow white milk paint prior to installing.

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Box

By Edgar WK

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So what do you do with when you find a 67 year old piece of pine from a rustic cabin being remodel in the dumpster? You take it home and clean it up. Then you try and design something that is useful and will allow you to remember the summer camp you attended as a kid, Owasippe. I decided on making a keepsake box.

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Southern Huntboard

By Jeff Davis, Owner at Real Faux Decorative Finishes in Greenwood, IN.

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This huntboard is modeled after ones that where once found in the halls of Southern plantations. Made primarily of oak with solid quartersawn drawers and veenered doors. Finished in shellac and milk paint. The top features a faux basket weave created with stain and a faux tortoise shell inlay which is also on the bail handles. The top is clear coated with 3 coats of arm-r-seal. 

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10 drawer large African Mahogany Dresser.

By Eric Rusch

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My finishing techniques included liberal coats of linseed oil and a good rub-down. Then, water based polyurethane was applied.

Several coats and then to top it all off, several coats of wax.

General Finishes Arm-R-Seal and Top Coat (water based) are two of my favorites.

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Walnut Bathroom Vanity

By Will Magarian

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I never knew what I was getting into buying a fixer-upper. Not only has it come with head aches, but it has also been so rewarding. I renovated my bathroom only to find out a "standard" size vanity wouldn't fit. Solution? Build my own! This is my 6/4" natural Walnut top with an undermounted sink sitting on a custom built base with a flush mount, soft close door. It's all finished with GF enduro-var. I wouldn't have trusted any other product to provide beautiful, lasting protection on my project!

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Eclipse

By Derek McDonald in Rochester, NH.

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Woods: Ash (Fraxinus americana), Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens), Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros Crassiflora)

This oriental inspired chest of drawers is constructed with traditional joinery methods and all dovetails are hand-cut. The case is made of ash and was treated with the Japanese method of Shou Sugi Ban in which the wood is burnt and then oiled. The drawer fronts and cover are made from a beautiful two inch thick slab of air dried black walnut.

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Maple Credenza

By Dallas Gara, Craftsman at Garawood

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This is a handmade maple credenza. It is fitted with a dual sliding door and three drawers. This wood has a subtle curl that was enhanced by three coats of oil consisting of tung oil, boiled linseed oil and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.  

Walnut + Maple Shoe Shine Box

By Chris Goodman Jr., Co-Owner at Goodman Fine Woodworking

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Black Walnut and Maple shoe shine box, sanded to 180 grit, then coated with 5 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (using 0000 steel wool in between coats). Buffed out with 0000 steel wool and paste wax.

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