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    simple utilitarian cabinet

    We needed a wall cabinet to store groceries in our laundry / auxiliary room. Something simple, but for $100 all I could find was pressboard and melamine junk. And the optimal length was 44", which didn't really come in standard sizes. For about the same money and some hours of work, this is made of good quality Baltic birch, tulip poplar for the frames and doors, and some of the nice 1/4" plywood I found on craigslist. I like a painted exterior and poly varnish inside.
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    Well done Ken! I too like the paint exterior and poly interior...
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    Good job, nice cabinet.
    That 'junk' wood laying around is really a treasure chest when compared to shelling out cash for a project.
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    so whats the story on this craigs list 1/4 ply ken i missed that one
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    Fine job Ken, thanks for sharing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    so whats the story on this craigs list 1/4 ply ken i missed that one
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=23173

    when I went to measure the 28 x 34 panels, what I thought was 1/4" was really 3/16" but it still worked fine in the narrow doors. It's a very nice veneer over an MDF core.

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    Nice job Ken! Looks like you won't run low on noodles for quite a while!
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    Great job there Ken. I 'm to cheap to buy that Wally world stuff. i would rather do as you and spend my money on some materal and just do it my self.

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