Introduction: Funky Cabinet Made From Repurposed/found Items

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In the fall I took an intro to woodworking course. It was 6 classes and they supplied a workshop, an experienced instructor and a piece of wood. Our project was to make a stool. Well I didn't need nor want a stool so I decided to make a cabinet for my bathroom.

I had some table legs that I found at the dump that I really wanted to use. I also tracked down a free wood pallet that I thought I could take apart and then use the wood as part of my cabinet.

During the 6 classes I was able to create the top and bottom pieces using the wood supplied by the course. The sides and back were made from the wood pallet. I also was able to use the drill press to add the table legs to the bottom piece of the cabinet.

After the class was over, I assembled the cabinet. I used scrap plywood for the shelves. And then figured out a design for the finish.  I went with a harlequin motif. I had a bunch of scrap vinyl that I grabbed from work for free. It's perfect for stenciling and colour blocking.

For the finish, I really wanted to have natural wood coming through as well as a few colours. Most of the cabinet is off-white with accents of natural wood, yellow, blue, grey and black.

The cabinet didn't cost much in supplies but was pretty time consuming. I'm really happy with the end product!


Amyscrazycrafts (author)2012-03-06

Show the completed project as the first picture and you might get more views. Cool project!

Thanks Amyscrazycrafts! I was thinking of switching the photos and just did thanks to you! :-)

MrGreggan (author)2012-03-05

The thumbnails do not work for me. When I click on them, the image above does not change. I'm using Firefox 10.0.2 on a MacBook Pro OSX 10.6.8

Hi MrGreggan!

I checked the thumbnails on a Mac and a PC - both worked for me. You can check out my blog post on the project to view the pics...

Here's the process rundown:

Here's the final project:


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