Faux Printmaker's Cabinet

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 14:23

This was pretty difficult for a beginner, but only because I had never made something with a frame that had to be squared up. I didn't realize I need a big square and should have checked each join of the 2x2's to the plywood. Ended up that the center supports were not square but this was after I had already made doors and drawers. So I rigged them up with shims to make them fit better. However, I still think it turned out great and one day may take it down and fix it or sell this one and make another. I added tea stained vintage font numbers to the pulls. To me, this really made the piece special. I would suggest a little more instructions for doors and drawers. Ana has a great youtube on drawers I found today. I will definitely use that method next time.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$250
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Stock lumber from Lowe's - pine, whitewood, red oak plywood
Finish Used
One coat of Varathane Special Walnut with one coat of Weathered Oak on top of it; sealed with Polycrylic after stain dried well.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate