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Proto type watch cabinet

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June 22, 2008, 11:31
Edward Kitner
Proto type watch cabinet
Larry Buchan's acquition of that nice old watch cabinet gave me the idea of building one on a smaller frame.
This is my attempt, made from some left over butternut and plywood.
It holds 35 p/w's or accessories
What do you think?
to big?
To small?
Any ideas?

June 22, 2008, 11:32
Edward Kitner

June 22, 2008, 13:06
James H. Miller
looks great to me.
June 22, 2008, 13:57
Lindell V. Riddle

Beautiful workmanship Ed, my appreciation goes out to people like you who can turn pieces of leftover lumber into something truly unique and worthwhile.


June 23, 2008, 15:53
Edward Kitner
James, Lindell, thanks.
I plan on building another out of a more fitting wood, maybe cherry or red oak.
I have 3 changes I plan on making to the next one.
I am looking for some ideas,recommendations, changes.
June 24, 2008, 05:42
Dr. Debbie Irvine


Very nice work!



June 24, 2008, 11:31
Brian C.
Hi Ed,
Nice job on the cabinet. On the next one, you might try and put a fancy top piece on it, and maybe a lock on the door.
Brian C.
June 24, 2008, 12:42
Tom Brown
Nice cabinet. One other idea might be a drawer under the cabinet to hold chains, keys etc.

June 24, 2008, 12:55
Edward Kitner
Brian, it does have a lock on it. But that is one of the things I would replace, I didn't like the set up for the lock.
I had thought about some eye candy but this one was built as a reference (plain jane.)

Tom, a draw within the case would be a good idea.

What about the size, to big, to small?
June 24, 2008, 15:08
Marty Bell
Ed-I love playing with wood myself,and I'm pretty good at copying anything I can get a good look at.

My problem seems to be yours;I lack a good enough imagination to build something I'm satified with from scratch-I always want to improve it later. I see something better...and wish I'd done it that way.

Here's what I do now-search the internet for pic's of what you're looking for and get all the ideas you like-put them together and create your masterpiece.
When yer done please post it so I can copy it,OK? Thanks-!

July 04, 2008, 15:19
David Abbe
I went through the same quandry. Lacking major woodworking training, I drew up a 32" High x 20" wide cabinet with a 6" deep display section and a 14" deep glass enclosed sloping storage space above a pull out drawer and shelf (for putting stuff while fiddling if I hung it on a wall).

July 04, 2008, 15:20
David Abbe
The cabinetmaker who did our Kitchen and Bathrooms made it. I think I could actually produce these for sale if there was enough interest. The green felt lining is used pool table felt that a local recovering guy gives me for free. Used P/T felt is nice because with a little vacuuming, it is very low lint level.

July 04, 2008, 18:29
Edward Kitner
Very nice cabinet and with lots of room.
It looks like you need another, maybe a floor model with more drawers.
I had thought about a felt backing in green, red or blue, but went with the black paint job on my first try.
July 06, 2008, 19:34
Marty Bell
That sloping drawer is something I'd never have the imagination to think up, and those two little sliding drawers under it really make it something a guy can use-it looks good and it's practical.

The window glass on the bottom is a nice touch,too...You say you lack training? I think it's harder to draw up the plans for something like this than actually building it.

Very nice...If I get that many pockets,I'll copy it and post a pic'!!